CAST: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS | ENDS 3/22 | 2 OSCAR NOMINATIONS
Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and their very freedom - to help bring long-buried truths to light.
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Meryl Streep
"The Post" works on many levels, from polemic and thinly veiled cautionary tale to fun period piece and rip-roaring newspaper yarn.Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
Terrifically timely - with an urgency that reminds us that an assault on freedom of the press is a clear and present threat to American Democracy.Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
There's topical, there's timely, and then there's The Post, which feels less like a historical thriller set in 1971 than it does an exhilarating caricature of the year 2017.David Ehrlich, indieWire