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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Entitlement games

Movie | Richard Jewell is an indictment of unethical media, abusive government, and anyone with an elitist mentality
by Megan Basham
Posted 12/12/19, 04:24 pm

Clint Eastwood’s excellent new film, Richard Jewell (rated R for heavy language and brief, realistic violence), has a moment early on where a perfectly pressed FBI agent looks around in disgust at a mass of doughy people doing the Macarena and grouses, “I’m made for better things than this.” The beautiful, young reporter trying to scrape up a story at the same Atlanta park during the 1996 Olympics shoots back, “You think I’m not?”

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Mandalorian appeal

Movie | The popular Star Wars show is family-friendly sci-fi with a spiritual angle
by Megan Basham
Posted 12/12/19, 03:22 pm

Except for a few sleeper hits, the streaming era has offered little by way of family viewing. By that I mean shows complex enough to entertain both parents and older children, not just kids’ programming that adults have to suffer through. Judging by its tremendous popularity, The Mandalorian, a new Star Wars series streaming on Disney Plus, is filling that gap.

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Men and cars

Movie | Ford v. Ferrari is a refreshing, perhaps-unwitting rallying cry for masculinity
by Megan Basham
Posted 12/05/19, 04:51 pm

On its surface, Ford v. Ferrari is about making American cars great again. But look underneath the hood and you’ll see this ripped-from-history story is really about making men great again. Or, better stated, cheering what masculinity is at its best.

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