#RoadtoOscars: 'The Post' Review

The Post is the reason why we fight against “fake news.”

It seems Steven Spielberg has been following a bit of a theme with his historical dramas starring Tom Hanks lately, but quite honestly we’re all for it. Bridge of Spies was an emotionally gripping true story that humanized those on the other side of a useless war. The Post was another eye-opener to the fact that the era of “fake news” and censorship of the press is nothing new in U.S. history.

Source

 

Set in the Vietnam War era of 1971, The Post dramatically recounts the events of the U.S. government suing the New York Times. Later on, they also sued The Washington Post for exposing historical government secrets that revealed the war could have been avoided and countless lives spared. All for the sake of saving the country from “humiliation.” Utterly eye-opening, this film truly whisks you away to the harsh reality of the suppression of the press.

Source

 

Of course, no one can deny the incredibly talented cast Spielberg has put together in this film. Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks absolutely dominate the screen, and their chemistry helps add to the tension of every heart-pounding scene. Though, you can absolutely feel how many elements of the film follow the cookie cutter formula to get Oscar nominations. Even if this normally bothers you, I still recommend watching this one. It’s still thoroughly entertaining and not hard at all to watch.

Source

 

The Post has two Academy Award nominations: Best Picture and Best Actress (Meryl Streep, obviously). Keep up with us on social media this week on our #RoadtoOscars!