Michael Cuesta

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Gary Webb: Pariah No More

    A few months after Gary Webb killed himself with his dad's old pistol, I stood shirtless in my back yard, staring at the full moon. The sky was black and cloudless, the moon blurry. Earlier that night, I'd poured myself several splashes of single-malt scotch. I shook my fist in the air and screamed. ... More >>

  • Film

    October 9, 2014

    Gary Webb Never Said No to the Truth

    Kill the Messenger is sad, compelling and oh-so-typical

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Kill The Messenger, Long-Anticipated Gary Webb Film, Now Filming!

    Filming began this week in Atlanta, Georgia, on Kill the Messenger, a Focus Features movie based on my similarly-titled 2006 book, as well as Gary Webb's 1998 volume, "Dark Alliance." My book shares its title with a December 2004 obituary I wrote for this paper about Webb's suicide and how what sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Book by Weekly Managing Editor Nick Schou About Late Reporter Gary Webb Being Turned into Movie!

    In 2006, Weekly managing editor Nick Schou published Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb, a gripping, well-told tale about the reporter who more than anyone unveiled how the CIA played all sorts of dirty tricks during the 1980s drug war in South ... More >>

  • Film

    May 25, 2006

    Smite Me

    Michael Cuestas 12 and Holding piles on the adolescent misery

  • Film

    January 3, 2002

    Without Words

    Picking the top movies of 2001

  • Film

    October 4, 2001

    Sympathy for the Devil

    Michael Cuesta on his new film, L.I.E.