The Post proves the power of the press


Washington Post owner Kay Graham (Meryl Streep in a quiet performance that ends in an exclamation point) is caught between saving the family business by appealing to its shareholders and not battling the president, or joining the paper's editor-in-crusader Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) in a march down a potentially calamitous path for the paper, her family's business, and her reputation should the Supreme Court rule against the Post and Times.

If Steven Spielberg thinks print is dead, then he's certainly given it a loving eulogy.

The Post is one of the most widely appreciated film of the year as it has won several awards already in western par of the world.

Here's a Spielberg quote in the Los Angeles Times: "I thought this was an idea that felt more like 2017 than 1971".

When Bagdikian asks Ellsberg why he is acting so courageously, Ellsberg responds, "Wouldn't you go to prison to stop the war?" How physically, emotionally risky it can be. "Whether she's leading us to the candidate that we need, or she herself is a candidate, she sets the bar pretty high on campaign talk".

"There isn't a lack of female directors - there's a lack of hiring female directors, and I think that's going to change", Margulies told USA TODAY.

Streep has been a prominent voice regarding gender equality in Hollywood following the fallout of disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein, who distributed numerous films of Streep's. The New York Times had broken the story of the Pentagon Papers, but the Nixon Administration had taken the newspaper to court and stopped the publication of further articles.

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With the camera tracking in on her, Streep gives this moment electric life. Executive editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) doesn't want to back down when the White House refuses access to the Post's reporter, though publisher Katharine Graham (Streep), a patrician socialite who travels in those rarefied social circles, urges her editor to apply a lighter touch.

Struggling to recall her more recent films, the actress said: "See, I can't remember last Thursday". "Yeah, I know it's the year of the woman and everything, but all of my mentors have been men", including the Public Theater founder Joseph Papp and directors Mike Nichols and Alan Pakula. The men. All my mentors have been men, even my sixth grade music teacher Paul Grossman, who let me sing five version of "O Holy Night" in French, German and something else. Graham was not the legend she would become, the person who would command any room she entered. Watching him snap acerbic commands in the newsroom, you can see how this man helped invent modern investigative journalism. Additionally, the script by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer was not named among the Writers Guild nominees.

We've seen a lot of iterations of Steven Spielberg, from Sci-Fi Spielberg (Minority Report, War of the Worlds) to Prestige Spielberg (Schindler's List, Lincoln) to Middlebrow Schmaltz Spielberg (The Terminal, War Horse).

De Niro, who introduced Streep, was blunter, referring to Trump as the "jerk-off in chief" and numerous other foul-mouthed insults that drew cheers from the crowd. The government is arguing that printing them is a national security risk.

"They say you always forget your first", Kimmel joked.

0 stars: Speaks for itself. The New York Times on Tuesday canceled a "TimesTalk" conversation with the filmmaker and his brother and co-star, Dave Franco, after actress Violet Paley and filmmaker Sarah Tither-Kaplan on Twitter accused Franco of earlier instances of sexual misconduct.