Mike Wallace is Here
CAST: Mike Wallace, Johnny Carson, Mickey Cohen DIRECTOR: Avi Belkin TUESDAY FILM SERIES
For over half a century, 60 Minutes' fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the world's most influential figures. Relying exclusively on archival footage, the film interrogates the interrogator, tracking Mike's storied career and troubled personal life while unpacking how broadcast journalism evolved to today's precarious tipping point.
The film deftly weaves news and interview clips from Wallace's half-century on TV with the times he himself answered questions as tough as those he asked, fleshing out one of the country's last formidable journalists.Scott Craven, Arizona Republic
Belkin's portrait evokes the spirit of a typical Wallace interview: hard-hitting and unflinching in pursuit of the truth.Leah Pickett, Chicago Reader
A solid piece of cultural investigation built around a man who helped write history while it happened.Matthew Lickona, San Diego Reader