Benjamin Maio Mackay
The Post - 4.5 Stars
Riveting news drama, has powerhouse performances and significant relevance for our current climate.
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.
Steven Spielberg triumphantly marks his return to true-story cinema, after his exceptional Bride of Spies in 2015. His direction is remarkable, with haunting cinematography and a powerful score from John Williams. Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep have never before collaborated and when the two share the screen its difficult to know where to focus. Hanks has a slightly wavering accent, but offers an otherwise flawless performance. Streep’s part has less “action,” but she performs with elegance.
Overall it’s a fascinating story that’s only more relevant today in our “fake news” driven society.” A must watch this awards season.
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of eOne Entertainment