The Post

The Post (Steven Spielberg, 2017) prod. Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger; Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson; nomination (the only one) for Best Actress Oscar: Meryl Streep

Cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.

I suppose this had to be made, but it doesn't mean that anyone has to watch it. Spielberg might be a great cinema director, but judging by this film he's not a good director of actors. Or maybe he thought that Hanks and Streep are such masters of their craft that he didn't have to get them to do any work on their roles. Her nomination for an award is clearly undeserved: she looks bored.

It's about the Washington Post's publication of the Pentagon Papers. The New York Times is in the story too, but I couldn't have cared about less about their relative positions. Some paper published some classified documents: did it really need two hours to get that fact across?


Garry Gillard | reviews | New: 27 January, 2018 | Now: 25 July, 2018