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‘The Post’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

‘The Post’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying
Early reviews are in for “The Post,” and Steven Spielberg’s timely historical drama has opened to generally favorable reviews.

Despite being set in 1971 and centering on the Washington Post’s decision to publish the classified Pentagon papers, critics unanimously pointed out that the movie couldn’t resonate more with the present day.

In his review for Variety, Owen Gleiberman addressed the plot mirroring the current news cycle, writing, “‘The Post’ offers not so much a message as a warning: that freedom of the press is a fight that never stops, and that the force that keeps it going is the absolute die-hard belief in that freedom. When the press begins to accept restrictions, however grudgingly, it’s all but inviting itself to be muzzled.”

Many praised the film’s emphasis on free press being essential to democracy, along with the performances from stars Meryl Streep as the Post’s publisher Kay Graham and Tom Hanks as executive
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“The Post” is another rousing outing from Steven Spielberg

The embargo has finally lifted, ladies and gentlemen! We can at long last discuss The Post, the new Steven Spielberg film, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. Yes, this super fast tracked project is not only complete, but has been screening pretty consistently for critics, guild members, and the Academy itself. The National Board of Review fell in love with it, and plenty of other voters are about to. We’re a month or so away from release still, but the buzz is building in a big way. Once again, Spielberg has delivered the goods. No one in the industry makes it look as easy as he does. He truly is a master at work. To begin, this is what IMDb regales us with, in terms of plot: “A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join
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Movie Review – The Post (2017)

The Post, 2017.

Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Zach Woods, Pat Healy, John Rue, Justin Swain, Deborah Green, Phillip Casnoff, Jessie Mueller, and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Synopsis:

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. Inspired by true events.

Prior to a New York Times exposé detailing Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara’s incompetence and mishandling of the Vietnam War, he tells owner of the Washington Post and trusting friend Katharine Graham (the classy and talented Meryl Streep gunning for her 21st Oscar nomination) that she is going to read some unflattering things about him tomorrow in the papers. Now, it’s obviously not a shocking reveal of numerous sexual assault allegations,
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‘The Post’ Review: Steven Spielberg’s Spectacularly Entertaining Journalism Thriller Is a Rallying Cry for the Resistance

‘The Post’ Review: Steven Spielberg’s Spectacularly Entertaining Journalism Thriller Is a Rallying Cry for the Resistance
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. While Steven Spielberg’s latest film rivetingly dramatizes the publication of the Pentagon Papers (and eloquently unpacks the consequences of their dissemination), “The Post” wears the Nixon era like a flimsy disguise that it wants you to see right through.

That’s not to take away from Ann Roth’s ratty and exquisite period costume design, or to detract from how immaculately set decorator Rena DeAngelo recreated the smokey thrum of the old Washington Post newsroom. It’s certainly not to diminish Meryl Streep’s fraught and powerfully grounded portrayal of the late publishing scion Katharine Graham — she hasn’t been this good since “Adaptation,” or maybe even “Death Becomes Her,” if ever.

On the contrary, it’s just to
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‘Get Out’: 10 Film References You May Have Missed, From ‘The Shining’ to ‘The Matrix’

‘Get Out’: 10 Film References You May Have Missed, From ‘The Shining’ to ‘The Matrix’
Get Out” has emerged as one of the biggest contenders so far this awards season, earning prizes from the Gotham Awards, the National Board of Review, the New York Film Critics Circle, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Jordan Peele’s directorial debut may have come out all the way back in February, but it’s become the kind of classic that stays with critics and awards voters long after the credits roll.

Read More:‘Get Out’: Jordan Peele Reveals the Real Meaning Behind the Sunken Place

The film’s Blu-ray and DVD releases include Peele’s director’s commentary, which reveals some pretty specific film references many viewers probably never noticed. Peele has referred to “Get Out” numerous times as “‘The Stepford Wives’ meets ‘The Help,'” but those are only two of the movie’s many sources of inspiration.

Film School Rejects recently broke down dozens
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Film News Roundup: Pedro Pascal to Star in Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Film News Roundup: Pedro Pascal to Star in Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
In today’s film news roundup, Pedro Pascal joins the cast of Barry Jenkins’ drama “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Nicole Kidman’s “The Destroyer” completes its cast, and Iatse chief Matthew Loeb gets an honor.

Castings

Games of Thrones” star Pedro Pascal has joined the cast of Barry Jenkins’ drama “If Beale Street Could Talk,” opposite Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry, and Regina King.

If Beale Street Could Talk” is adapted from the 1974 James Baldwin novel of the same name about a pregnant Harlem woman whose lover is falsely accused of rape. Production companies are Jenkins’ Pastel company, Brad Pitt’s Plan B, and Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, which is also financing the film.

“Beale Street” is the first movie for Jenkins since “Moonlight” won the best picture Academy Award. The film marks the first feature under the production pact between Pastel and Annapurna and is also part of Plan B’s production
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‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Logan,’ and More: the Genre-Benders That Are Major Oscar Contenders

‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Logan,’ and More: the Genre-Benders That Are Major Oscar Contenders
Every year, the studios take their best genre successes and try to push them beyond the technical ghetto. Oscar campaigners want to convince critics, guilds, and Oscar voters that their movie rises to the level of art. But it’s rare for fantasy, horror, thriller, action or comic-book movies to pass over to the Best Picture side.

When they do, it tends to be an exception like Peter Jackson’s fantasy “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. All three films scored Best Picture nominations and technical wins: “Fellowship” scored 13 nominations and wins for Makeup, Visual Effects, and Cinematography; “The Two Towers” earned six and won Sound Editing and VFX; and then came the ultimate triumph for the finale “The Return of the King”: a grand sweep of all 11 nominations including Best Picture. But while “Lotr” fell into the fantasy genre, it was boosted by the literary pedigree of J.R.R. Tolkien.
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‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Logan,’ and More: the Genre-Benders That Are Major Oscar Contenders

‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Logan,’ and More: the Genre-Benders That Are Major Oscar Contenders
Every year, the studios take their best genre successes and try to push them beyond the technical ghetto. Oscar campaigners want to convince critics, guilds, and Oscar voters that their movie rises to the level of art. But it’s rare for fantasy, horror, thriller, action or comic-book movies to pass over to the Best Picture side.

When they do, it tends to be an exception like Peter Jackson’s fantasy trilogy “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. All three films scored Best Picture nominations and technical wins: “Fellowship” scored 13 nominations and wins for Makeup, Visual Effects, and Cinematography; “The Two Towers” earned six and won Sound Editing and VFX; and then came the ultimate triumph for the finale “The Return of the King”: a grand sweep of all 11 nominations including Best Picture. But while “Lotr” fell into the fantasy genre, it was boosted by the literary pedigree of J.R.R. Tolkien.
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‘The Post’: Screenwriters Liz Hannah and Josh Singer on Revisiting History with Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg

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‘The Post’: Screenwriters Liz Hannah and Josh Singer on Revisiting History with Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg
The Post” is a period piece, but its production happened at warp speed. Steven Spielberg began shooting in White Plains, New York, on May 1, 2017; 12 months earlier, he had no intention of directing a film and its rookie screenwriter, Liz Hannah, hadn’t written a word of it. This week, “The Post” was named Best Film by the National Board of Review, which also gave Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks top acting honors. Now, Hannah and co-writer Josh Singer have a formidable chance of securing an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Hannah didn’t always aspire to be a screenwriter. Following undergraduate studies at the Pratt Institute and an internship on the film “Reign Over Me,” she was admitted to the AFI Conservatory, in the producing discipline. Then she spent five years in development — long enough to realize it wasn’t what she wanted.

Read More:‘The Post’ Trailer: Meryl Streep,
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The West Wing: Aaron Sorkin Would Cast an NBC Star as President in a Reboot

In an in-depth interview with Aaron Sorkin, The Hollywood Reporter asked the prolific creator and producer about the possibility of reviving The West Wing. The TV show ran originally for seven seasons on NBC between 1999 and 2006 and is currently available to Netflix subscribers. Martin Sheen, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Janel Moloney, Joshua Maline, Rob Lowe, Mary McCormack, and Kristin Chenowith star. The Peacock Network has made it clear there is a standing offer to revive the political drama, and Sorkin admits he does think about doing so. Right now, if he had to cast a new President of the United States in The West Wing, he'd choose Sterling K. Brown
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Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell and Scoot McNairy cast in Destroyer

Karyn Kusama’s crime thriller Destroyer, starring Nicole Kidman, has just gained several new cast members, with Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Scoot McNairy (Argo) joining Kidman in the film.

Destroyer sees Kidman as Lapd detective Erin Bell in a moral and existential journey. As a young cop she was placed undercover in a gang and years later when the gang’s leader is freed from prison, she has to go back undercover. The film recently cast Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Sebastian Stan (Avengers: Infinity War). It is unknown what roles Whitford, Kebbell and McNairy will play.

Destroyer is based an original screenplay written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi of Ride Along and will be produced by La La Land’s Fred Berger of Automatik.

Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of Lapd detective Erin Bell who,
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Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, Scoot McNairy Join Nicole Kidman’s ‘Destroyer’

Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, Scoot McNairy Join Nicole Kidman’s ‘Destroyer’
Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, and Scoot McNairy have joined Karyn Kusama’s crime thriller “Destroyer,” starring Nicole Kidman, Tatiana Maslany, and Sebastian Stan.

The project begins shooting next week in Los Angeles from a script by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. 30West will fully finance the film, with Fred Berger of Automatik producing alongside Hay and Manfredi.

Destroyer” follows the moral and existential odyssey of Lapd detective Erin Bell, who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.

Whitford starred in Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” and can next be seen in Steven Spielberg’s feature “The Post,” starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep for Fox. He recently
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Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, Scoot McNairy Board Nicole Kidman Starring Thriller ‘Destroyer’

Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, Scoot McNairy Board Nicole Kidman Starring Thriller ‘Destroyer’
Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, and Scoot McNairy have joined the cast of Karyn Kusama's crime thriller Destroyer, toplined by Nicole Kidman and co-starring previously announced Tatiana Maslany and Sebastian Stan. Shooting is slated to commence next week in Los Angeles. The script is by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. It follows the moral and existential odyssey of Lapd detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with…
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‘The Post’: Steven Spielberg’s ‘Favorite Cast’ Has Received At Least 58 Emmy Nominations

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‘The Post’: Steven Spielberg’s ‘Favorite Cast’ Has Received At Least 58 Emmy Nominations
Sometimes, even Steven Spielberg has trouble assembling his dream cast. But that wasn’t the case with his latest film, the historical drama “The Post.” At a Q&A on Monday night hosted by the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, Spielberg told the audience that he’d been able to get every single one of his first choices. No small feat, considering that the turnaround time on the movie clocked in at just nine months, dating from Spielberg’s first acceptance of the script to its first November screenings.

“So often when I make a movie, I have my first choices, and I don’t always get my first choices sometimes due to availability or sometimes actors don’t like the script enough to say yes to me or to anybody,” he said. “But everybody I wanted in the movie, they were available and they all said yes.
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‘The Post’: First Reactions Put Steven Spielberg & Meryl Streep In The Oscar Race

There are few things Oscar voters love more than to support a movie tackling important issues, and Meryl Streep. Steven Spielberg‘s “The Post” provides both of those things in ample doses, and the late arrival to the awards season looks like it’s going to shake up the game.

Streep is joined by Tom Hanks, and a ridiculously stacked ensemble (Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford, Zach Woods), to tell the #truestory about The Washington Post’s battle to publish the Pentagon Papers, exposing the horrible realities about the war in Vietnam.

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Meryl Streep at ‘The Post’ Screening: Women ‘Don’t Have Parity. We’re Not Even Close’

Meryl Streep at ‘The Post’ Screening: Women ‘Don’t Have Parity. We’re Not Even Close’
Before there were “alternative facts,” there were the Pentagon Papers.

Shielded from public view, the classified, 47-volume study would expose the government’s misleading assessment of the Vietnam War, propaganda that would have gone uncovered were it not for groundbreaking reporting by the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Much like those newspaper reporters and editors who raced to make deadline, Steven Spielberg hurried to make a feature-length film in less than a year about the importance of a strong, free press.

“I just felt there was an urgency to reflect 1971 in 2017 because it was very terrifyingly similar,” Spielberg said Monday night after a screening of the film at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood. He later added: “Our intended audience are the people who have spent the last 13-14 months thirsting and starving for the truth.”

The Post,” which bows in limited release on Dec. 22, arrives at a timely moment in the [link
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New Extended TV Spot for Spielberg's 'The Post' Builds Up the Intensity

"Do you have the papers?" "Not yet..." 20th Century Fox is pushing strong with Steven Spielberg's surprise end-of-the-year drama The Post, which seems to be getting good buzz after its first screenings. This new extended TV spot comes hot on the tail of the first official trailer a few weeks ago, and it's just as intense of a tease. The Post is about about The Washington Post and the publishing of the Pentagon Papers about the Vietnam War in 1971. This seems like a very important, necessary story to tell in these times. Tom Hanks stars as editor Ben Bradlee, and Meryl Streep stars as Post publisher Katharine Graham. The cast includes Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford, Zach Woods. I'm looking forward to seeing this movie for many good reasons, but mostly because it's Spielberg,
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Sneak Peek: Jake and Amy Give Thanks for Holiday Booze

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Sneak Peek: Jake and Amy Give Thanks for Holiday Booze
Thanksgiving is almost here… and don’t forget to be thankful that you don’t have parents like Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Jake and Amy’s.

Tonight’s Turkey Day-themed episode (Fox, 9:30/8:30c) finds the newly engaged couple hosting their parents for a first-ever holiday dinner together. But in the exclusive clip above, Jake and Amy scramble to find a way to get their parents to bond. Amy suggests a game, but Jake remembers that his dad Roger (guest star Bradley Whitford) always got way too competitive playing “Adult Clue” with him when Jake was a kid. (“All the murder weapons were sex toys,
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Oscars: Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ Arrives With the Zeitgeist in Its Sights

Oscars: Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ Arrives With the Zeitgeist in Its Sights
When producer Amy Pascal first acquired Liz Hannah’s spec script “The Post” she thought, “Hillary Clinton is going to win [the presidency], so this will be perfect,” the former Sony Pictures head said at the film’s first west coast screening on Sunday night. “It was the story of a woman finding her voice, and an entire country finding its voice.”

Last year’s election, of course, went in another direction, but it was still an important theme to explore, perhaps more important than ever.

Alongside members of the film’s cast and crew, Pascal was speaking to an audience of Academy, guild, and press members who filled Fox’s Darryl F. Zanuck Theater for a look at director Steven Spielberg’s latest effort, one of the awards season’s most anticipated releases. It also screened in New York on Sunday, with Spielberg and key players Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep among those in attendance.

The film, which
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