Truth Trailer: When Robert Redford Tries to Take Down a Republican President a Second Time, Things Don’t Go So Well (Because He’s Playing Dan Rather)


Truth might be the one movie that best embodies this year's Oscars field: Like Carol, it's got Cate Blanchett in a meaty role; like Spotlight, it's a real-life tale about investigative journalists; and like The Big Short, it tries to re-create the hairstyles of the mid-2000s with some horrible wigs. The movie tells the story of the 60 Minutes Memogate scandal that ended Dan Rather's career. In this trailer's telling, the whole affair was not about overambitious journos being told what they wanted to hear, but was instead a witch hunt against crusading reporters who asked the wrong questions. Either way, it's a bittersweet reminder of a time when people still trusted journalists enough to feel betrayed by them.