The Paper (1994)

Crisp, fast-paced and entertaining, Ron Howard’s day-in-the-life look at the newspaper industry in the mid-1990s has aged surprisingly well. While the technology surrounding the news industry has undergone seismic shifts, there are still several similarities, not the least of which cover the disparity between what is objectively true and what is inconveniently false. The ensemble cast is energized and flows through the movie, with notable performances by Michael Keaton, Glenn Close and a surprisingly committed and endearing Randy Quaid. I suspect one must have at least a nascent interest in the news industry to enjoy this, but those who do will find plenty to sink their teeth into.

Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)

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