The cover-up of the truth of the Vietnam war, a secret that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female, Kay Graham (Meryl Streep – Suffragette, Into the Woods) newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor, Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks – The Circle, Inferno) to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.
With The Post having such top class talent, both in front of the cameras, and behind under the direction of Steven Spielberg, there is no doubt one is about to see some top class characters. Yet, good characters still need a decent script, and a compelling story. And on this, The Post delivers. Bring the facts to life on-screen, making for and engrossing tale.
The reality of the story told, was a fight between government and press freedom, an inalienable right laid down by the founding fathers of the USA, and part of their constitution. And yet, with this fight to uphold the ideals of the American nation, there is also the story of a female in a male dominated world, a topic that is very much in the fore with the current events today.
A must see, from both an entertainment and historical point of view, The Post is one enjoyable film, and is bound to stand apart from most others in this cinematic year.
The Post opens 26 January 2018, in South African cinemas.