Broadcast News

Holly Hunter is a dynamo.

The Oscar-winning actress, one of the best of my lifetime, crackles with energy in every role she plays, snapping her dialogue with a twang.

One of her best is this very funny, but also pretty scathing indictment of network TV news.

Hunter is in the middle of a triangle between upright but uptight Albert Brooks and slick but facile William Hurt, but she’s not defined by merely being a love interest.

She makes one man, and breaks another, finds peace with both decisions, while emerging, once again, as the smartest person in the room.

 

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