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The Post (2017)
« on: August 21, 2018, 07:46:02 am »
The Post (2017)
4 Stars out of 5

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrXlY6gzTTM

Who would ever guess that a movie about a "small" newspaper like The Post could actually be a fun movie to watch. Put this in the hands of Steven Spielberg, alongside the powerhouse acting of Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep and you have a pretty good chance of an enjoyable movie from start to finish. The pacing of the film is what drives this movie and that's why Spielberg is one of the greatest film makers ever and he does a fantastic job keeping everything humming along. As for the story itself, it's about The Washington Post publishing the Pentagon Papers and how Nixon was trying to squash freedom of speech and the Free Press. Sound familiar? Now I don't know if anyone involved, namely Steven, Tom or Meryl ever came out and said explicitly this was their statement on today's attack against the Free Press. But because the movie is so relevant to what's happening now, watching The Post has to be a BIG MIDDLE FINGER to the current administration. There's no getting around the subtext of the film at all. Okay, with that out of the way, I highly recommend you check out the movie. It's a great way to learn a little bit more about our history, something I only had a marginal understanding of as it was something I ever went deeper on beyond just the "basic" knowledge. A lot of great supporting actors to be found here as well. Too many to name. Check it out.
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Re: The Post (2017)
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2019, 08:36:19 pm »
With the Whistleblower Complaint roiling Washington and the rest of America the last 2 days, my mind just keeps coming back to The Post.
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