Lady Bird takes flight and soars to heights most films merely dream of reaching. Written and directed – her solo debut behind the camera – by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan, the coming-of-age tale examines the tumultuous life of a teenage girl living in California in the early 2000s. It is a profoundly moving cinematic experience, both hilarious and, at times, heartbreaking, that will surely rank among the year’s best movies.
That’s what I was thinking halfway through Kenneth Branagh’s seemingly lavish big screen adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express. The ambitious project assembles a big ensemble of talented thespians who never really get a chance to shine. Granted, Branagh himself – who stars as the lead – is formidable in the title role. And I would admittedly watch him tackle this character again, but this particular movie derails soon after it has left the station.
Bad Moms seemingly came out of nowhere last year and quickly became an unexpected hit at the box office, garnering over $180 million worldwide on a $20 million budget. It doesn’t take a mathematical wizard to see the prospect of a sequel was inevitable. So now we’re left to clean up the raunchy cinematic mess that is A Bad Moms Christmas. The premise is the tedious ‘stressed out at the holidays’ framing with a maniacal maternal theme.
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".