Megan Basham

Megan, a regular correspondent for WORLD News Group, is a writer and film critic living in Charlotte, N.C. She is the author of Beside Every Successful Man: A Woman's Guide to Having It All.

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Movies | The excellent film Gosnell very effectively portrays the murderous Kermit Gosnell
by Megan Basham
Posted 10/09/18, 10:02 am

In a sane world, the crimes of late-term abortionist/serial killer Kermit Gosnell would receive the same Hollywood treatment as other horrifying true stories like ZodiacMonster, and In Cold Blood. It would have a large budget, a prestigious director, and A-list stars culminating in award nominations. But, of course, in a sane world the story would have received in-depth coverage from major media outlets as well.

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Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Pictures

Rock star romance

Movies | A Star Is Born presents authentic characters yet offers no hope amid pain
by Megan Basham
Posted 10/04/18, 05:22 pm

If you could combine A Star Is Born, the remake already generating serious Oscar buzz, with Unbroken: Path to Redemption, the Christian biopic some WORLD Magazine readers and WORLD Radio listeners were unhappy with me for panning, you’d have the perfect dramatic film.

Unlike in Unbroken, nearly every moment of A Star Is Born feels real and specific. Often painfully so.

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Yeti skeptics club

Movies | Animated tale Smallfoot is an anti-religious parable disguised as a children’s movie
by Megan Basham
Posted 9/28/18, 02:21 pm

I see two ways of looking at Smallfoot, the latest big animated movie from Warner Bros.: On the one hand, it presents caricatures of religion that, while likely intended to tweak Christianity, pack no real punch since they fail so spectacularly to capture anything approaching Biblical belief. So what’s the harm in watching something silly that ultimately reminds us we aren’t a people of superstitious and unreasonable faith?

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