MOVIE REPORT CARD: THE POST
TITLE: THE POST
DIRECTOR: STEVEN SPIELBERG
STARRING: TOM HANKS, MERYL STREEP, BOB ODENKIRK, SARAH PAULSON, TRACY LETTS, BRADLEY WHITFORD, BRUCE GREENWOOD
The Post may not be Steven Spielberg's most snazzy film, but it's definitely one of his most poignant. It's clear that Spielberg, saw this material and latched on to its message. The Post was shot, edited and released, very quickly. While you can't tell the production moved a lightning pace, the message is clear. That aside, the performances by, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, are dynamite. Much like Spielberg's Lincoln, there are moments where it feels like he just turned on the camera, and let Hanks and Streep, do what they do. Both actor's are phenomenal here and the entire cast is solid. There are a few moments where the film slows down a bit and Spielberg, goes a little too nail on the head with some things. However, The Post offers an intriguing look at the power of the Freedom of the Press, and what it means to be a woman in a position of power (at a time that was male dominant). There's no getting around the fact that the film, is exceptionally relevant in today's society. The Post doesn't shy away from it either. It knows what it's doing, and isn't afraid to show it off. It's highly entertaining to watch, as some master filmmakers do what they do best.
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