The Post (movie)

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The Post
Directed bySteven Spielberg
Written byLiz Hannah Josh Singer
Produced bySteven Spielberg

Kristie Macosko Krieger

Amy Pascal
StarringMeryl Streep

Tom Hanks Sarah Paulson Bob Odenkirk Tracy Letts Bradley Whitford Bruce Greenwood

Matthew Rhys
CinematographyJanusz Kamiński
Edited byMichael Kahn Sarah Broshar
Music byJohn Williams
20th Century Fox

DreamWorks Pictures Participant Media[ Amblin Partners Amblin Entertainment Pascal Pictures

Star Thrower Entertainment
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
December 14, 2017 (Newseum) December 22, 2017 (United States)
CountryUnited States
Budget$50 million
Box office$179.8 million

The Post is a 2017 American historical-drama-political thriller movie[1][2] directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer.

It stars Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee, the executive editor of The Washington Post, with Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie Coon, and Matthew Rhys.

It was released for a short time on December 22, 2017 until releasing worldwide on January 12, 2018. It made $178 million worldwide. It got good reviews from the critics with an 88% on Rotten Tomatoes.[3][4]

Many critics called the movie as one of the best movies of 2017.[5][6] It was nominated for Best Picture and Best Actress (for Streep) at the 90th Academy Awards.

Plot[change | change source]

The film is set in 1971, The Post is about the true story of attempts by journalists at The Washington Post to publish the Pentagon Papers, classified documents about the 30-year involvement of the United States government in the Vietnam War. It begins with Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara telling the public he supports the war effort but privately telling Ellsberg and Macomber that the war is lost. Years later, Ellsberg secretly makes copies of many classified documents about the Vietnam War. He brings them to Neil Sheehan of the New York Times. Katharine Graham leads the Washington Post and faces a dominant male industry. The Post eventually acquires the same material and begins assembling thousands of documents. Tension arises over whether to publish because the Post could face charges in court. Bradlee and Graham learn former Presidents and friends deceived them. Nevertheless, Graham decides to publish the reports. The Post and The Times appear in court and win. The New York Times Co. v. United States decision allows the media to print the classified documents. The film ends showing the Watergate burglary.

Cast[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Travers, Peter (December 4, 2017). "10 Best Movies of 2017". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on January 14, 2018. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  2. Damigella, Rick (January 2, 2017). "Political thriller gets Oscar buzz". CNN. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  3. Shepard, Jack (December 6, 2017). "The Post review round-up: Steven Spielberg's Oscar 2018 frontrunner wins glowing reception". The Independent. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  4. Han, Angie (December 6, 2017). "The reviews are in and critics absolutely adore Steven Spielberg's 'The Post'". Mashable. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  5. "National Board of Review Announces 2017 Award Winners". National Board of Review. November 28, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  6. Zacharek, Stephanie (December 7, 2017). "The Top 10 Movies of 2017". Time. Retrieved December 13, 2017.