In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.
Kristin Scott Thomas
During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.
When American military analyst, Daniel Ellsberg, realizes to his disgust the depths of the US government's deceptions about the futility of the Vietnam War, he takes action by copying top-secret documents that would become the Pentagon Papers. Later, Washington Post owner, Kay Graham, is still adjusting to taking over her late husband's business when editor Ben Bradlee discovers the New York Times has scooped them with an explosive expose on those papers. Determined to compete, Post reporters find Ellsberg himself and a complete copy of those papers. However, the Post's plans to publish their findings are put in jeopardy with a Federal restraining order that could get them all indicted for Contempt. Now, Kay Graham must decide whether to back down for the safety of her paper or publish and fight for the Freedom of the Press. In doing so, Graham and her staff join a fight that would have America's democratic ideals in the balance.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
In several scenes, NY Times' Abe Rosenthal has visible lines showing along his forehead and hairline where the wig was glued down causing the skin to ripple and crease around it. The hairlines of the wigs on several other characters are also quite noticeable and distracting at times. See more »
[to Robert McNamara]
I'm here asking your advice, Bob, not your permission.
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The 20th Century Fox logo is shown, but we do not hear the usual fanfare. Instead, we just hear the sound effects of the action in Vietnam which leads into the first scene of the film. See more »
Steven Spielberg's addition to the mass products of movies done lately. The "important" theme: showing us how important women are to society.
Like Battle of the Sexes the movie does not hurt but entertainment is not its strongest point. Some people read the Bible, some watch such kinds of movies.
Anyway, I am not a friend of rating movies because of their "message". If I have an important message and nothing else to tell (story etc.) I write an essay or something like that. Apocalypse Now is an outstanding movie and it got a message but even without any message the movie would be outstanding and entertaining (acting, cinematography, soundtrack, directing). The Post did not entertain me very much. Everything (acting, directing, production etc.) is mediocre, done for the right cause but without much care. And the so-called message, well, yawn... I mean, common, if someone is convinced that women are less "important" than men, this movie won't change his (or her) mind, and more likely, he or she won't watch such a movie at all.
Well, The Post is no disaster and I guess it may even be good for people who need their daily dose of p.c.-speech to have a good nights sleep. Verdict: a mediocre output and just a jump on the on full steam running p.c.-train. How boring.
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