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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Josh Singer
Like so many movies inspired by recent history, “The Fifth Estate” doesn’t reveal so much as it restates. It’s a condensed-for-drama highlight reel that covers Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s rise from lonely hacker activist to media sensation and global governmental irritant.
Opening this year’s festival on Thursday is the premiere of Bill Condon’s dramatization of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, “The Fifth Estate” — a film with which Mr. Assange refused to cooperate and which he has called “a massive propaganda attack.”