The Final Year (3.5 stars) - This brisk documentary is a unique account of former president Barack Obama's administration during his last year in office. It's a simple premise told with vigor as his foreign policy team visited neighboring and distant countries to solidify policies that they believed would define Obama's legacy.
After intense works such as Arrival and Sicario, Denis Villeneuve has proven himself to be one of the most exciting directors to watch. He knows how to populate rather thinly plotted films with meaty subtext. Whether it’s what it means to be human or how love conquers all, there’s something to chew on. Available Tuesday on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and Digital HD. Like its 1982 predecessor, Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 asks existential questions that are just as relevant 35 years later.
The Washington Post’s publisher, Kay Graham (an intoxicating-as-always Meryl Streep), and her hard-driving editor, Ben Bradlee (an equally good Tom Hanks), took their respected, but regional newspaper to the front lines of the ongoing battle between journalists and the government. The Post is without a doubt relevant at a time of attacks on the media and the #MeToo movement. All the “fake news” declarations and blurred lines of alternative facts can be felt throughout Spielberg’s film.
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".