When it was announced that Oliver Stone would be making a film about Sept. 11, the news alone felt like a startling provocation: Hollywood's most political director, a man known for upending assumptions about America's history and institutions, would be commenting on the formative tragedy of the early 21st century.
Enlarge this image When it was announced that Oliver Stone would be making a film about Sept. 11, the news alone felt like a startling provocation: Hollywood's most political director, a man known for upending assumptions about America's history and institutions, would be commenting on the formative tragedy of the early 21st century.
"I care desperately about what I do. Do I know what product I'm selling? No. Do I know what I'm doing today? No. But I'm here and I'm going to give it my best shot." -Owen Wilson, Zoolander A minor gag toward the end of Ben Stiller's 2001 oddity Zoolander epitomizes the film's virtues-and Stiller's, too, when his offbeat, wild-swinging style finds purchase.
Opening with immaculately composed shots of children leaping off an A-framed platform to the swimming pool below, Gastón Solnicki's rapturous experimental narrative "Kékszakállú" settles on a little girl who tries to will herself off the diving board. She peers over the edge, steels herself, and retreats, eager to take the plunge but uncertain about what will happen once she does.
A country club massacre, an audacious kidnapping at 20,000 feet, Vietnam, the Black Panther Party, coerced confessions, white justice: There's no shortage of compelling angles to the story of Ishmael Muslim Ali, the defiant fugitive currently tucked away in an unspecified Cuban enclave.
This year's Toronto International Film Festival sent one clear message: Feels are in. Every year, the Toronto Film Festival kicks off awards season, that precious time when entertainment journalists look for whatever film Eddie Redmayne is starring in and report back breathlessly to their editors.
Enlarge this image Back in 1988, Indian-American director Mira Nair burst onto the scene with her debut feature Salaam Bombay!, a ground-level portrait of Bombay street kids that brought the qualities of Italian neorealism - and its key successors, like Satyajit Ray's "Apu Trilogy" - to a nascent American independent scene.
In late December 2012, 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh was beaten and gang-raped by six men aboard a moving bus in New Dehli, eventually succumbing from her injuries two days later. The incident shook the conscience of a nation, sparking widespread protests across India and a broader conversation about public safety and a culture that foments vicious misogyny.
Shortly after the Berlin Wall came down, the citizens of Karl Marx City voted overwhelmingly to rechristen their home Chemnitz, the name it had before becoming part of East Germany nearly four decades earlier. Though the industrial hub succeeded in scrubbing nearly every remnant of its communist appellation, one remained: a 40-ton bronze monument of Marx's head, presiding grimly over its inner city forever.
With its multiple aspect ratios, on-screen block quotes, and cutaways to news broadcasts and documentary footage - not to mention a musical overture and interlude - the three-hour Quebecois political epic "Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves" unfurls with a bravado as outsized as its title.
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
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".