Watching The Post brought me back to the times, when newspaper journalism was everything. If you are a history buff (like moi), this movie will be of much appeal to you.
Set in the early 1970’s, Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.
The Post also marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project. This powerhouse combo alongside its intense plot will keep you glued throughout the movie.
This movie also highlights the struggles career women faced especially in the male dominated journalism industry. Something quite relevant given the current issues of #metoo and #timesup that Hollywood is going through.
The Post was chosen by the National Board of Review as the best film of 2017 and was named as one of the top 10 films of the year by Time and the American Film Institute. The film was nominated for Best Picture and Best Actress (for Meryl Streep) at the 90th Academy Awards, and also received six nominations at the 75th Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Actress – Drama (for Meryl Streep), Best Actor – Drama (for Tom Hanks), Best Screenplay and Best Original Score.
This movie will make you appreciate the art of old school printing and what goes into the whole process of newspaper production.
I personally wanted to watch this movie, simply because it was directed by Spielberg and has two of my favourite actors, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. It is one of those movies that you just cannot refuse to watch it.