The Post

The Post

DVD - 2018
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This historical drama is based on the events surrounding the release of the Pentagon Papers, documents which detailed the history of the United States' political and military involvement in Vietnam. The story centers on Kay Graham, the first female newspaper publisher in the country (specifically of the Washington Post), as well as her tough editor, Ben Bradlee. The two become involved in an unprecedented power struggle between journalists and the government, exposing a cover-up that has spanned four different American presidencies.

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List - 2018 Oscars
JCLCaitlinT Mar 09, 2018

Nominated:
* Best Picture
* Best Actress in a Leading Role (Meryl Streep)

Nominated for Best Picture, and Best Actress (Meryl Streep)


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RoyalJellyIII
Nov 28, 2018

Not very good- dragged a lot. I definitely thought it would be better...

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empbee
Nov 21, 2018

Good movie about the freedom of press and the secrecy (lies) of the government in the Vietnam war era.

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ilovewhippets
Nov 21, 2018

It was missing something..

An important historical topic and a story that needed to be told! So, I was surprised that I did not find it very interesting nor very entertaining despite the big- name actors that I like! I expected something better, a better drama! I barely finished it!
Some scenes were unrealistic! For example, the scene- all those women quietly parting the way, watching her reverently as she passed?? I doubt it! Where is the emotion and energy? Women don't act in the way it was shown! There would have been hugs, handshakes, and cheers!
Poor acting and directing in some places!
This movie story needed a different interpretation, a different angle.. something..

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akirakato
Nov 10, 2018

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It won't run! Damaged badly.

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jontalk
Oct 28, 2018

An interesting story, well directed and acted, though in my opinion it pales in comparison to films like "Spotlight". Since Meryl Streep's body of work is monstrous, we've seen this character before; one that's become second nature, i.e. the matriarch. Similarly Hanks does a decent job, though its nothing earth shattering like Castaway or Gump. I feel the saving grace is a story rather than acts of violence, gore, explosions and over use of CGI to attract audiences. Film is visual storytelling and if there's no story, there's no film.

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JoaBiblio
Oct 26, 2018

Power vs. Media. Sounds all too familiar these days south of the border.

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JackamoJames
Oct 23, 2018

rather let down on this Spielberg production..just seemed so slow..although an interesting time of life story it could have used a little more " wow"...I am sure many will find this more interesting than I did but as a political " thriller" ( as one described it.) it falls short of thrills.

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movie20
Oct 21, 2018

Interesting story about a true event in history.

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misatim
Oct 17, 2018

Top notch production! and a complete slap in Trump's face

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StayWoke
Oct 03, 2018

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ EXCELLENT film. Totally expected considering the players and production associated. A win/win. Well done. 👍🏽👍🏽

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mamabadger56
May 18, 2018

“The founding fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors.”

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mamabadger56
May 18, 2018

Newspaper intern: Is that [secretly gathering data] legal?
Ben Bradlee: What is it you think we do here for a living, kid?

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jimg2000
Apr 30, 2018

Someone said this at some point about why we stayed when we knew we were losing. Ten percent was to help the South Vietnamese. Twenty percent was to
hold back the commies. Seventy percent was to avoid the humiliation of an American defeat.
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It will look like we were afraid. We will lose. The country will lose. Nixon wins. Nixon wins this one, and the next one. And all the ones after that because we were scared. Because the only way to assert the right to publish is to publish.
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Well, if we live in- in a world where the government could tell us what we can and cannot print, then the Washington Post as we know it has already ceased to exist.
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In the First Amendment the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors.

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jimg2000
Apr 30, 2018

Oh, what have you got to lose?
-Uh, my job. My reputation.
Oh, Ben, please. We both know this will do nothing but burnish your reputation.
And as for your job, you can always find another one.
-If you're tryin' to make me feel better, there's nicer ways to do it.
You're very brave. But Kay... Kay is in a position she never thought she'd be in. A position I'm sure plenty of people don't think she should have. And when you're told time and time again that you're not good enough, that your opinion doesn't matter as much, when they don't just look past you, when to them, you're not even there, when that's been your reality for so long it's hard not to let yourself think it's true. So, to make this decision, to risk her fortune and the company that's been her entire life, well, I think that's brave.

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