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Plot: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
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Firing on all Oscar-bait cylinders, _The Post_ is much more about the facts of the events than an insight into the people involved in them. It has some laughs in it, but it’s far from a comedy.
It’s all “what” and no “why”, but also, _The Post_ is built on this HUGE will-they-wont-they question with massive ramifications (“Will Nixon and LBJ be exposed”) and it’s what the whole 108 minute runtime is building up to, but… We already know. The things that happen in _The Post_ are real events that are common knowledge. So it’s kind of… The mystery of the moral quandary was answered before you ever pressed play. I think with the state of journalism and even more so the state of politics the way it is now in America, that _The Post_ was a very timely film, and with a cast like this assembled, obviously nobody in it is bad.
But does _The Post_ deserve the awards consideration it has gotten? Personally, I don’t think it does.
_Final rating:★★½ – Not quite for me, but I definitely get the appeal._
The movie is very interesting and clearly very curated in the cast and scenography. It tells an important piece of American history and is an ode to press freedom.
However, I found it rather slow in development and a bit too lost in too many conversations. Lacks a bit of action/movement.
Solid, Important Historical Drama
Is it cliché to call this movie an Oscar cliché?
Even if the answer is yes, that’s The Post, in a nutshell. It hits all the right beats. Serious historical drama (it covers a newspaper contemplating printing government lies about the Vietnam War), mega-famous director (Spielberg), and beloved, award-winning stars (Streep and Hanks). To top it all off, this movie is timely. A movie about newspaper courage at a time when our nation’s free press is under attack, it’s almost too perfect. Delicately arrange all these ingredients nicely on a fancy dish, and we should have a five-star meal. But we do not. Instead, the result is something that is just fine. It’s a lower-middle class version of Spotlight.
That likely reads harsher than I intend it. Spotlight is incredible. Mentioning any movie in the same breath is an honor. The Post is a perfectly adequate, important movie, not a Best Picture winner. There’s no shame in that.
There’s very little blatantly wrong with the movie. Grading via a high school-style rubric would result in an A for following all the instructions and including all the required criteria. Yet, it does not quite reach the level of “WOW.”
Figuring out why it doesn’t “WOW” is tricky. Maybe shooting and editing a movie that quickly (reportedly completed in only a few months) is too tall a task even for a master like Spielberg.
Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep play the leading roles and do so fantastically. Streep is especially strong in capturing the hesitancy of a woman in charge who doesn’t act like she’s in charge. This is the other element that’s important for 2018. Women can lead effectively and bravely. She slowly learns that she is fully capable of seizing control and making the tough decisions, just like any successful leader.
The supporting actors all likewise play their roles well, without exception. Everyone feels a bit underutilized, which I suppose they understood when they accepted the parts. The inclusion of so many famous faces could be viewed as a statement emphasizing the importance of the film.
While I mentioned that there is very little blatantly wrong with the movie, I did personally find certain parts troublesome. Specifically, I call attention to the beginning and ending. Without spoiling anything, they felt oddly out of place, or at the very least, they felt unnecessary.
Perhaps Spielberg included them to make clearer the message of the movie. He wanted to establish the stakes. I didn’t think we needed that. Movie viewers are smart enough to understand what makes this movie important. Thankfully, the movie avoided becoming overly preachy, aside from a couple sigh-worthy instances.
If you’re down for a textbook “important history lesson” movie, The Post is for you. Just don’t expect to leave the theater in stunned silence, like you did after seeing Spotlight.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min)
Director Steven Spielberg
Writer Liz Hannah, Josh Singer
Actors Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk
Country USA, UK
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 20 wins & 110 nominations.
Production Company Participant Media, 20th Century Fox, Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures, Star Thrower Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1, SDDS, DTS (DTS: X)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo, PVintage and PCZ Lenses
Laboratory Kodak Film Lab, New York (NY), USA (film processing), Technicolor PostWorks, New York (NY), USA (dailies), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 200T 5213, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema