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The Post

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep (Image © 20th Century Fox) 

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep (Image © 20th Century Fox) 

THE POST: B- 

Over the course of a nearly five-decade career in film, Steven Spielberg has utilized many tricks to help draw an audience into his stories. The problem with The Post is that it features all of those tricks at once, resulting in an atonal mish-mash. Every scene is either a tracking shot or a dramatic push-in that screams “WE’RE GETTING MERYL ANOTHER OSCAR AND THERE’S NOT A DAMN THING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT”, which renders a relevant story inert.

Also features pandering asides to the Trump era and the women’s movement that might as well be catnip to Academy voters. 

Matthew Guerruckey, Film Editor


The Post 

Starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, and Bob Odenkirk 

Written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer 

Directed by Steven Spielberg