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5th January
written by Adam

With tragic losses being measured in Vietnam a U.S. government cover-up is discovered by a team of journalists in need of a big break. Lead by a hard driving editor (Tom Hanks) and the country’s first female newspaper publisher (Meryl Streep), The Post finds itself embroiled in an unprecedented battle between the free press and the government. Will four presidents of cover-up ever come to light or be buried for eternity? Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, this potentially droll governmental procedural turns against the expected in ways that only a master story teller such as Spielberg can conjure to make for a riveting and thrilling romp down memory lane of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Teamed with composer John Williams and cinematographer Janusz Kaminsky, regulars in the tool chest of Spielberg, The Post contains all the Hallmarks one expects with a dash of schmaltz to make for a hybrid of Spotlight (2015) and Hidden Figures (2016) (not bad company mind you) creating the feel good piece reflective of what America needs right now, which also prompts the question, “what cover-up story from today will we be telling in another 40 years?” Regardless, this ensemble piece has solid pedigree through and through and is poised for high praise, even if it tries a little too hard at times. Worth your time, The Post is rated PG-13.

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