Oscars 2018: Loved The Post? Then watch these great movies on journalism

Brilliant writing and believable performances make Spotlight a movie that can be watched numerous times, despite the serious subject it deals with. Shattered Glass is based on the life of journalist Stephen Glass, and is a fair warning to budding journalists about the music they would have to face if they let their imagination fly. Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler was a 2014 movie featuring Jake Gyllenhaal as an anti-hero. But when Wigand reveals the addictive substance that the company has been using to sell cigarettes, Crowes’ character lands in a mess. The film is based on Marie Brenner’s Vanity Fair article The Man Who Knew Too Much. Reporting facts is the cornerstone of journalism. The movie was directed and written by Billy Ray. Two investigative journalists attempt to uncover the truth of it all, and things fall apart in the most delicious manner. But once he gets caught, things go south. And this gets proved, too harshly perhaps, in Michael Mann’s movie The Insider. Initially, he is admired for his style, flair and his ability to deliver good reports. It has been written and directed by Dan Gilroy. A break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters by five men in the early 1970s creates a stir, and what follows is as atmospheric and dramatic as watching a proper mystery movie. Spotlight

The 2015 Oscar-winner movie follows a group of journalists called the Spotlight team, who give their all to expose a series of crime involving sexual assault of children by Roman Catholic priests. The movie is based on The Boston Globe’s group of investigative journalists who uncovered the said crime and had won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. The Insider traces the journey of Jeffrey Wigand (portrayed by Russell Crowe), who is a researcher for a tobacco company. Along comes CBS reporter Lowell Bergman, who wants to help Wigand get the facts out. The movie is a political thriller based on the Watergate scandal, which was responsible for former American President Richard Nixon’s downfall. Spotlight was directed by Tom McCarthy and written by McCarthy and Josh Singer. There’s no country for whistleblowers. 2018-02-28T13:38:30+00:00″>
Published: February 28, 2018 1:38 pm

The Post is not the only one, Hollywood has produced some noteworthy films on journalism in the past

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The 2003 movie starring Hayden Christensen in the lead is one of the best movies on journalism out there. The Insider

What happens when you risk everything you have ever worked for to get the truth out? All the President’s Men

All the President’s Men stars Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman in pivotal roles. The movie shows how journalism has been reduced to a mere commodity. Pakula. The protagonist of the movie, Stephen Glass, ignores this truth and goes about his job, writing descriptive, pretty stories about real people in real place and time. Here are five journalism movies that you can watch any time of the day, because they are not just good journalism movies, they are good movies. The film has been categorised as a thriller, but its commentary on media is still relevant. Gyllenhaal plays a stringer who sells what he records on camera to a local news network. All the President’s Men was directed by Alan J. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
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