It’s a little bit heartbreaking, it’s a little bit hilarious. OK, a lot hilarious. Never once does James Franco place his tongue in his cheek. His is a totally committed, lived-in, true and sympathetic performance. And he really gets Tommy Wiseau, the auteur behind The Room, the real(-ish) man and the movie that started this whole only-in-Hollywood/only-in-America success/failure story.
Seneca Falls in Seneca County, near halfway between Syracuse and Rochester, is not just the “birthplace of the women’s rights movement,” but it also makes the best case among the several small towns across America claiming to be the inspiration for Bedford Falls in It’s a Wonderful Life. One visit there is likely to convince you (as well as be particularly timely on the women’s rights front) of the merits of this belief, especially if you have gone on this weekend any of the past 20 years.
The British Film Institute’s Sight & Sound list of the best films of the year is out for 2017 and we only have to make it down to number 2 on the list to take issue; securing the runner-up slot right after top-ranked Get Out is Twin Peaks: The Return. And I don’t care how much of a towering achievement it might have been, or what a genius David Lynch is, or the general consensus of your amateur online film critics society that it was far better than any theatrically distributed feature. It. Was.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".