“A Ghost Story” may be the ultimate litmus test of where you fall on the line between artistic merit and laughable pretension. In fact, you can look to one scene in David Lowery’s film, which the title describes somewhat accurately, to help you make up your mind — although, as you’ll see, I’m going to try to convince you to see it. As meditations on the banality and helplessness of grieving go, the movie makes a powerful statement.
Never has the safety of home seemed so close and yet so tantalizingly, agonizingly far. That’s the dilemma at the center of Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.” The film tells the story of the massive, unlikely evacuation of British, French, Canadian, Belgian and Dutch troops from a French beach at a crucial point in World War II that turned a defeat into something like victory, inspiring the Allies (and Winston Churchill, whose “we shall fight on the beaches” speech gets its proper due here).
Christopher Nolan, the director of movies like “Memento,” “The Dark Knight” and “Inception,” is known for tricky plot twists and time shifts that keep audiences wondering how he makes it all work. Certainly he plays with time plenty in “Dunkirk,” his latest film about the heroic World War II evacuation in which 400,000 Allied troops were cut off and surrounded by German troops during the Battle of France; through the efforts of both the military and civilians, more than 338,000 would be rescued.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".