THE POST – NOMINATED FOR SIX GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS. Director: Steven Spielberg. Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Tracy Letts, Sarah Paulson, in THE POST. This thriller is set against the true backdrop of Daniel Ellsberg’s heroic actions in the mid-70s to blow the whistle on some of the dark secrets of the Deep State: the shadowy cabal of people and institutions that pull the strings and levers of power, now more openly than ever.
THE POST is inspired by these true events and about The Washington Post’s race against time to print Ellsberg’s stolen Pentagon Papers and expose the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four U.S. Presidents, pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher, (Streep) and a hard-driving editor (Hanks) to join in an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.
This historic conflict has, of course, been long settled, with the massive consolidation of mainstream corporate media in the hands of some of the very companies who also make the movies we enjoy – and are big players in the business of actively influencing government policy in their own favour and are well known for their benignly sycophantic reporting of what should be outrageous examples of government colluson with the big end of town.
RATING: 3.5 out of 5