"The Post" Movie Review
No movie of 2017 could have been more timely than The Post. Following the extraction of top secret documents regarding truth behind the Vietnam War, publisher Kay Graham, played by Meryl Streep, and her Washington Post team wrestle with the moral responsibility and legal consequences of publishing the documents.
Many aspects of this movie help make it a gripping experience; not the least of these being the talent and chemistry of Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks playing her brazen newspaper editor. At the same time, long-winded camera shots slickly aids the storytelling.
Most importantly though, The Post concludes its exposition crystal clear about what themes and messages it wants audience to take away. Female empowerment, abuse of power, and the value of the press exude from the film. Despite taking place decades ago, The Post feels like a rallying cry for prevalent current-day issues.
The Post can land on the drier side of the entertainment value scale for most; much of the beginning is slow scenario building. But once the ball gets rolling, the events that unfold are enthralling, and the movie serves as a valuable contribution to a tumultuous political climate...like The Washington Post did during the Nixon era.
Acting and Casting - 2 | Visual Effects and Editing - 2 | Story and Message - 2 | Entertainment Value - 2 | Music Score and Soundtrack - 2 | Reviewer's Preference - 1