Typical Spielbarg classic......
After finishing the movie the first thought came to my mind is that it is another masterpiece from spielberg and his co. I have seen almost all the movies of spielberg and all those are always included in my favourite list. So i was eagerly waiting for another spielberg film as i know his ability and creativity . But this movie is far beyond the spielberg factor. Because the plot is a true event that discloses the original power and responsibility of press and mass media over our political and state life. It is a conflict that reminded us the true colour of anarchy and democracy, it's central effects in all sphere of life. It is a true inspiration of win of truth over power and bureaucracy. And who but Spielberg could have given this true motivational conflict into a proper dramatic figure along with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. Many will find this movie as a slow and old pattern movie but you have to keep in mind that these movies are to be opened slowly and steadily . The movie has gathered perfect pace with every minute and has created enough interest for audiences to keep them on their toes. This is a very furnished spielberg movie ......like many other classics he has delivered....this one is a classic.
Fri Sep 25 2020
A Timely Reminder
"The Post" arrives to remind us about the indispensable role of the press in a democracy, ours in this particular case. An historical fact that comes to illustrate the dangerous times we're living now. The story of The Pentagon Papers is not ancient history and yet people seem to have forgotten. Americans in their 20's don't know about it as they didn't know about the House Of UnAmerican Activities. Education is at the center of our future so thank you Steven Spielberg for contributing to the awakening. In "The Post" the economy of the retelling is part of its brilliance. Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee is not Jason Robards but a Hanks, profoundly human, version of the man and Meryl Streep - Oh Meryl Streep ! - gives life to a woman who was not used to be the center of attention. A daughter a wife never in charge. Her dilemma is the sort of dilemma that, artists, teachers, parents, often confront. Her process to arrive to her decision is immensely moving and real. One of the miracles that Meryl Streep manages to perform again and again is that one forgets that it is her a second after she appears on the screen. I know this is a film I see again and show to youngsters at every possible opportunity. Thank you for that.
Fri Sep 25 2020
Excellent...Oh so good!
I was a kid during the Pentagon Papers and Watergate. I always looked up to Kay Graham as a woman of fortitude. This film has her restraining from being the woman I read about. However, I feel like this experience was the impetus of her awakening to her strength. I loved Streep's vulnerability and growth throughout the film. She is masterful in her ability to convey several emotions at the same time. Ben Bradley played by Tom Hanks was so juicy. Loved his portrayal of this balls to the walls man of steel. Hanks truly shines. His speech about Jackie after the death of JFK touched me and brought a tear to the eye.
Spielberg is just a Master of film. He can make you sit on the edge of your seat because he uses the camera to take you in the film. His style is so sophisticated. The actors are not just characters but the film is a character too. Spielberg is always moving the camera to set us in the story.
Bonus is John Williams composed the music. The music is outstanding and is so compelling. Such a great Master of the art. Spielberg and Williams is always genius working together.
So if you don't see this on the big screen, you will regret it. We sat in a packed theatre today and you could hear a pin drop!
I knew the story when I walked in, likeI said I was kid at the time , but this picture made wish I paid more attention to politics when I was younger.
If Spielberg makes a Watergate follow up movie with the same cast, it would be a HUGE hit. This is from a woman who can quote All the President's Men by heart. Please let it be... I would be first in line to see Spielberg's own take on Watergate!!
Fri Sep 25 2020