My Top 10 Films About The Media

(My detailed reviews are available for the ones highlighted in blue and can be accessed by clicking on the link.)

1) All the President’s Men 

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2) The Insider

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3) Good Night, and Good Luck 

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4) The Big Carnival (aka Ace in the Hole)

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5) Network 

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6) Frost vs Nixon

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Synopsis: In 1977, three years after the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency, Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) selects British TV personality David Frost (Michael Sheen) to conduct a one-on-one, exclusive interview. Though Nixon believes it will be easy to mislead Frost, and the latter’s own team doubts that he can stand up to the former president, what actually unfolds is an unexpectedly candid and revealing interview before the court of public opinion.

7) Sweet Smell of Success 

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8) Quiz Show 

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9) Shattered Glass

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Synopsis: Young hotshot journalist Stephen Glass (Hayden Christensen) puts on a good show for his adoring editor, Michael Kelly (Hank Azaria), but admits deep insecurities to his fellow writer, Caitlin Avey (Chloë Sevigny). When Glass begins turning in outrageous stories, his popularity skyrockets, but rival journalist Charles Lane (Peter Sarsgaard) becomes suspicious as to their factual accuracy, and eventually discovers that Glass has been fabricating many of his sources. Based on true events.

10) Broadcast News

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Synopsis: Intelligent satire of American television news. A highly strung news producer finds herself strangely attracted to a vapid anchorman even through she loathes everything he personifies. To make matters worse, her best friend, a talented but not particularly telegenic news reporter, is secretly in love with her.

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