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The Post

Directed by Steven Spielberg
United States, 2017
Drama, History, Biography


Daniel Ellsberg, an analyst for the United States government, manages to publish by the Washington Post classified documents on the management of the Vietnam war by four presidents of the United States who followed each other throughout the conflict. Nixon will try to break the newspaper …

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The Post Directed by Steven Spielberg

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2018 | 2 nominations including: Best Picture

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2017 | Nominee: Best Picture

American Film Institute Awards

2018 | Winner: Movie of the Year

National Board of Review

2017 | 3 wins including: Best Film

Around all that is good documentary-style footage of linotype machines in operation, terrible documentary-style footage of antiwar protests that the audience laughs at, and telephoto shots of Nixon on the phone with his back to the camera, seen through the windows of the White House.
April 19, 2018
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How you’ll feel about The Post is more or less preordained by how you feel about Hollywood, Spielberg, the yearly tradition of Oscar bait, and the boogeyman of a “liberal media”—and those feelings may be indifference, respect, enjoyment, or a needlessly large sense of importance. To the credit of the craftsmanship and attention to detail of all involved, it is a consistently swift and engaging journalistic thriller despite a plot that holds very few surprises.
January 11, 2018
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There are myriad delights contained within The Post, which should come as no surprise for a film by one of our most singularly ingratiating filmmakers. Steven Spielberg’s visual acuity and sensitivity to space and light remain leaps and bounds beyond the ken of most directors, and his impulse to put on a show and his ability to give an audience more than they ever knew they wanted are intact decades into his career.
January 04, 2018
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What are people saying?

  • chanandre's rating of the film The Post

    Spielberg finally became a feminist. Meryl was well deserving of her Oscar nom. She outshines every guy in every scene she is in. What a bawss. She walks tired, the way she wakes up all of a sudden. What a pro! She puts Hanks in a corner. The only actor who rivals with her his Tracy Letts and...Bruce Greenwood. The way she shuts down Greenwood, then Bradley Whitford is one for the books='mother is talking now, STFU'▽

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film The Post

    It's a credit to the craftsmanship of all involved that a film can be so engaging when there aren't really any surprises in it. It's light on the more complex ideas that sometimes hide in Spielberg's seemingly simple historical films, and the on-the-nose nature of it blunts its impact. My biggest impression was of nostalgia for a (mythic?) time when readers would give a shit and not just retreat to their bubble.

  • Thomas's rating of the film The Post

    Solid, well paced historical drama. Spielberg [with a strong cast] gets the job done, as he always does, with a refined and comprehensive deftness of evenly paced storytelling. Took a while to get going but, once things were established, the elements came together to create some fascinating and even exciting scenes as tensions mounted.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film The Post

    Steven Spielberg has been our finest commercial filmmaker for decades now, which is probably why you never hear anyone call his recent work 'experimental.' But in a movie like "The Post," Spielberg and his longtime DP Janusz Kamiński are constantly playing with light and camera movement within the frame, perhaps just to keep things interesting for themselves after all these years; the result is an arresting film.

  • Michael H. CLAES's rating of the film The Post

    JURASSIC PRESS & POLITICS : These journalists & politicians may look a bit like dinosaurs. But true, the press must serve the governed, not the government. === JURASSIQUE PRESSE & POLITIQUE : Ces journalistes et politiciens ressemblent un peu à des dinosaures. Mais c'est vrai, la presse doit servir les gouvernés, pas le gouvernement. === htts://

  • Palmat's rating of the film The Post

    A solid effort from Spielberg who once again shows that he can shoot just about anything and make it exciting to watch. The cast is very good and Streep and Hanks have good chemistry. Williams score underlines every scene effectively, finding suspense in the most mundane of situations. Still the movie was somewhat underwhelming. It builds and builds but never really takes off and it also feels weirdly truncated.

  • smndvdcl's rating of the film The Post

    Criminally ignores the role of whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg whilst aggrandising an Establishment newspaper that Jeff Bezos has essentially bought out. Credit where it is due: like most neoliberal films, it has some points on identity politics (role of women in elite positions), the role of the free press (but not for Assange or WikiLeaks) etc, but implicitly fails to see how similar Bush/Obama are to Trump.

  • VincentVendetta's rating of the film The Post

    The best action movie of 2018, which is crazy because this is only about people that read and write blocs of text. But every scene, Spielberg always finds new ways to film characters talking to each other, new ways to frame books, papers, telephones and words. Howard Hawks and Fritz Lang would be proud.

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