Megan Basham

Megan is film and television editor for WORLD and co-host for WORLD Radio. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and author of Beside Every Successful Man: A Woman's Guide to Having It All. Megan resides with her husband, Brian Basham, and their two daughters in Charlotte, N.C. Follow her on Twitter on @megbasham.

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A beautiful world to see

Movie | The Aeronauts does well—while working with stereotypes and tropes
by Megan Basham
Posted 1/02/20, 04:52 pm

If you’re a parent of school-aged children and anything like me, you’re just coming out of a Christmas season of too many sweet treats and too much syrupy family entertainment. To wake up those sugar-shocked brains for a new semester, Amazon’s The Aeronauts (rated PG-13 for realistic peril) offers a pleasing mental palate cleanser.

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Sisters with heart

Movie | The latest version of Little Women freshens up a beloved story without politicizing it
by Megan Basham
Posted 12/31/19, 06:19 pm

Some stories occupy such a treasured place in our hearts that, as long as the retelling is relatively faithful and well executed, audiences will turn out for an infinite number of adaptations. We’re happy to relive every familiar turn of plot, every line of memorized dialogue. No surprises needed.

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Force of nostalgia

Movie | Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trades too much on old conflict and characters
by Megan Basham
Posted 12/20/19, 05:08 pm

Confronting fear, as Luke Skywalker tells his young protégée Rey (Daisy Ridley), may be the destiny of a Jedi, but breaking bad news to fans is the destiny of a movie reviewer. Sadly, I’m here to fulfill my destiny. 

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