The Post is an amazing drama about based on the real-life partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep) and editor Bren Bradlee (Hanks) as they uncover government secrets.
The government had commissioned a review of how the Vietnam War was progressing. However, they only had a paper copy which detailed a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. President.
Katharine was the first female publisher of a major American newspaper. It’s good to see her gain confidence throughout the movie. She has a difficult to decision to make compounded by her political allies also being close friends. Both leads are played well.
My favourite part of the film was seeing how journalists worked during the period – handwriting articles, editing with pencils, carrying physical paper copies of the government documents on an aeroplane. It’s a life before Skype, email, Twitter and mobile phones.
Nominated for six Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director – Motion Picture, Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama (Tom Hanks), Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Meryl Streep), Best Screenplay – Motion Picture and Best Original Score – Motion Picture.
The Post shows the full force and importance of journalists writing articles which are for the people.
The Post is currently showing in cinemas around Australia with a release date of Thursday 11 January 2018.
About The Post Film
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods
Running Time: 116 minutes