The Post


Review: Based on true events from 1971, in which American newspapers such as The Washington Post and The New York Times race to expose a government cover-up about the Vietnam War secrets.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Zach Woods, Pat Healy and John Rue
Year: 2017
Genre: Biography, Drama and History
Conclusion: 3/5
I enjoyed the first 45 minutes of it and then I felt it lost its way a bit for about 15 minutes and then it started to pick up again. I felt that Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep didn’t have much in common. There was no chemistry between them. Superb acting as usual from both Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. This is the first film that they have both worked together throughout their careers. I have to say that I honestly didn’t recognise Tom Hanks and thought that he looked a lot older. He also has a different posture this being with his hands on his hips the whole time. Written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer who also wrote the film Spotlight (2015) and many others dealing with the same subject. Steven Spielberg did this film while taking a break from Ready Player One (2018) who had to turn The Post round in double quick time. Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have now worked together five times. The other films include Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Terminal (2004) and Bridge of Spies (2015). 


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