It’s interesting how small films that open to good reviews but quickly head toward oblivion can be rescued by word-of-mouth about an amazing performance. That is the case with “Darkest Hour” and its star, Gary Oldman. In this year’s many films and TV shows about World War II, the persona of Prime Minister Winston Churchill has loomed large. Brian Cox did a great job playing him in “Churchill,” as did John Lithgow in “The Crown” on PBS. Fine actors, fine performances.
There exists an adoring cult around an abysmal 2003 film called “The Room.” It was written by, directed by, financed by and starred Tommy Wiseau, a millionaire about whom no one really knew anything, as he seemed a complete fabrication from the get-go. “The Disaster Artist,” directed by and starring James Franco, is a serio-comic homage to that movie, and quite a wonder in itself.
There seemed to be an unusual fascination with World War II, well-represented by several excellent films: Who can forget the body-strewn beaches and frighteningly realistic depiction of the terror of battle in “Dunkirk”? Or an intimate glimpse into the story of a female English propaganda writer in wartime, practically unheard of back then, so well done in “Their Finest”?
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".