Thursday, November 25

Thursday Movie Picks #38: Journalists/Reporters for Print/TV

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After another 2-week hiatus, sinekdoks returns to Thursday Movie Picks series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves. This week, we talk about Journalist/Reporter for Print/TV—quite a tough theme, but with a little help from the internet, I could recall some of my favorite movies containing journalist/reporters.

So, here’s my picks for my Top Journalist Movies. 

01. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and his iconic news buddy are the first one to come in mind. Imagine what if a real TV channel has a set of anchorman, sportscaster, weatherman, and field reporter as sloppy as them; then, there’s where you cannot stop chortling a guilty feeling laugh.

02. Zodiac (2007)

This is where journalists become the ace of spades in this based-on-true-event serial killer case—in which journalist Paul Avery (Downey Jr.) works with SFPD inspector David Toschi (Rufallo) and newspaper cartoonist Robert Graysmith (Gyllenhaal) to decipher message from the titular killer.

03. Frost/Nixon (2008)

And this one is my favorite: reenactment of the famous interview between journalist, David Frost (Michael Sheen), and American controversial former president, Richard Nixon (Frank Langella). With typical strong “confrontation” script by Peter Morgan and Ron Howard’s virulent direction, Langella becomes a monster and, as usual, Sheen ends up being my favorite.

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