The Post reminds us of the 2015 film Spotlight, as both the films tell us how journalism should be.
The film is based on the Pentagon Papers. It’s about how the U.S. lied about the Vietnam war to everyone for years. Publisher Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) of The Washington Post have an important decision to make. They’ve got documents that expose the wrongdoings of the U.S. government in Vietnam but they’re not sure if they should publish them in the newspaper or not.
The film might be set in 1970s’ but it is very relevant to current times when we keep hearing stories of curtailment of the freedom of the press. It’s also about media’s responsibility to stand by the truth, no matter what. There are many scenes which will give you goosebumps and some might also make you cry. The climax and the events leading up to it are especially good. The scene in which many journalists work together on 40000 pages of a document is just incredible.
Meryl Streep plays a character which is perhaps not easy to play but she delivers a brilliant performance. Tom Hanks is excellent. The two have an amazing chemistry.
The Post is a great case study on journalism and politics. We give it 4 stars with a big kink.
The Post reminds us of the 2015 film Spotlight, as both the films tell us how journalism should be. The film is based on the Pentagon...4.0