The Post is one of the most widely appreciated film of the year as it has won several awards already in western par of the world.
Spielberg skillfully sets up the drama as a confrontation of principles and ideals, though admittedly, things are weighted pretty heavy on the side of freedom of the press against that old reliable bad guy, President Richard M. Nixon (whose actual voice is used for certain scenes in the film). Even if it happens to be a story on President Nixon's daughter's wedding. A movie about the Washington Post's 1971 battle with the Nixon White House over the release of the Pentagon Papers seemed like a well-timed finger in the eye to an administration whose war with the press has given us "fake news" and "alternative facts". He sees a chance for his regional paper to claw onto an equal footing with more prestigious rival publications in New York City, Chicago, and Boston. The report, leaked to the Times by a former Pentagon analyst, Daniel Ellsberg (Matthew Rhys), details how top officials in the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations knew the war was impossible to win, but lied to the public to keep it going at an added cost of thousands of USA service members' lives.
For journalism historians, this can be viewed as an odd way to talk about the Pentagon Papers.More news: 'I'm a lot more assured in red-ball cricket' - Livingstone
Bradlee fumes and orders his staff to play catch-up. The New York Times is the first to lay its hands on it, or parts of it, leaving The Washington Post, dismissed as a "local newspaper", panting to catch up.
"The Post" is a historical but entertaining and inspiring account of the courageous decision by Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham in 1971 to publish the Pentagon Papers.
The newsroom back-and-forth, the period details of typewriters and lead type, and Hanks' gleefully gruff turn as the hard-charging Bradlee are cinematic catnip for any newspaper junkie (like me).More news: 'The Commuter' Review: Liam Neeson Gets Taken For A Ride
The three-time Academy Award victor, speaking in London alongside director Steven Spielberg and co-star Tom Hanks, said the 63-year-old has shown presidential qualities. Daniel Ellsberg, a military analyst, was the man who leaked the documents to reporters at the two newspapers.
She's also trying to take her newspaper public by selling stock in the company, so she doesn't need any trouble that could affect the price. Streep was gifted a Woody hat, and perfectly yelled, "YOU ARE A TOY" which is one of Hanks' best Toy Story moments of all time. (The business end and the reporting end should not be entangled if the journalism is going to be good. and they get a bit entangled here, which becomes a source of conflict.) It's not romantic chemistry I'm talking about, but a rapport of the purest movie-movie sort: These are two legendary actors at the tops of their games individually, who spark into something cinematically incandescent together.
As for Hanks' favorite Streep performances, he had a few as well. Bradley Whitford, a star of the television show "The West Wing", plays Arthur Parsons, a fictional character who advises Graham. The film is looking, mostly successfully, to carry on the fine tradition of All The President's Men, Good Night and Good Luck and Spotlight. If the Post also goes to press, they could also face legal action - even prison time for Bradlee. It's vital that the rest of America learns them, and quickly.More news: YouTube finally reacts, delivers a huge blow to Logan Paul's career