The Paper – Shows inner workings and conflicts of modern journalism

This film is recognized by some as an accurate depiction of life in today’s newsrooms. The only thing that’s changed since 1994 when the film was made is that noone is talking about going out of business – just trying to get to the news-breaking story first. I doubt every newsroom is quite this interesting, but it suggests that the journalism industry is just as vulnerable to petty rivalries, misguided ambition and altruistic frustrations as any other industry – probably because it’s run by human beings. The cast includes Michael Keaton, editor, Marisa Tomei, his wife, Glen Close and Robert Duvall. Their performances live up to their reputations as great actors.

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