Shattered Glass

  • Shattered Glass
  • Hayden Christensen, Chloe Sevigny, Melanie Lynskey, Steve Zahn, Hank Azaria
  • Directed by Billy Ray

Hot fact-checking action like you've never seen it before! Shattered Glass ably tells the story of Stephen Glass, a young New Republic reporter who fabricated stories. Doesn't exactly sound like movie material, does it? But Glass is more about 1990s-style ambition than journalism, and it works so well because every character in it is pockmarked with an almost toxic need to succeed; Glass seems less like a sociopath than an overambitious kid who took things too far.

From The Archives Issue 102: February 17, 1972