I love how they tried to make the movie feel super feminist, but when that lady started reading out the results of the trial, that dude just jumped in and shouted out the answer. Literally lol'd.
So, who's agenda is being served by making 'The Post' look like the hero in all this rather than the Times? Legit question... I can't quite figure it out by looking up who owns both these papers (as it just gives me LLCs).
I think it's a well-shot, well-acted, and fairly well-paced movie, that is interesting but overall somewhat forgettable and kinda heavy-handed in certain regards. The female empowerment bits were ok, but they didn't seem like a focus of the movie, and we're just kind of tacked on and final scene of her walking out of the courthouse through the dozens of women was a little forced. The focus seemed much more on the separation of the press and the politicians, but then that started to feel a bit overdone by the end. Overall, I think it was a good movie with an obvious message for today's political climate.
Only on reddit could you have people ragging on Meryl Streep and Sara Paulson and claim it's not misogyny. This was an incredible film all around, but the real highlight was the acting. Streep delivers a fantastic, nuanced performance. Streep and Hanks have great chemistry. Hanks is electric. All members of the supporting cast play their parts well and there are really no weak points or even awkward moments.
In terms of writing, the plot was engaging and easy to follow. Clearly though, it was of secondary concern to the themes of the movie.
If you felt that messages of freedom of the press and female empowerment were over the top, you are probably exactly the kind of person this movie was made for. This movie critiques the society of the time as well as our own. It provides insight into a larger world of corruption, class stratification, and government deception while shining a bright light on misogyny in the work place and attempts to silence the press by the government. None of this was over the top or forced, it was all a natural part of this true story.
Not the best movie of the year nor my favorite (Blade Runner wins both in my opinion) but I feel this is an excellent movie that could please anyone.
I haven't seen the film, but for every person saying the film is a Oscar bait one : all of Spielberg's films are. Not because he wants Oscars everytime he does a film, but because he is that good of a film-maker.
I was disappointed. It felt like Spielberg was just making tropes to get award noms. Loved seeing Bob Odenkirk and David Cross back together, but that's about it.
It was on the mild side of pretty okay. 4/10. You got some good shots of setting type and big clackety newspaper presses. Everything else was blah. Spielberg knows how to move a movie along, but it just does not engage at all. It's just flowing from this to that to the other. Total waste of Bob Odenkirk and Fatt Damon. But at least Meryl Streep not only got to make The Big Decision, she got the Tom Hanks "well how bout that" face of approval.
Not really a bad way to spend a couple of hours on a weeknight, but totally forgettable. I also could have done without the preachy womyn-power shit every five seconds, it comes off super cringey and fake.
I really hated this movie. I'm not going to say I hated this movie but I really didn't like what the movie claimed to be vs what it actually was. The script was pretty disapointing. I think Hollywood's collective hatred for Donald Trump is going to get this movie all the big nominations at the oscars and with the really great movies that came out this year, I'll be really miffed if it goes home with any of them with exception to Bob Odenkirk for best supporting actor. I don't think he would get it, but he was the one thing I really loved about this movie.
I didnt think it was a bad movie overall. Just forgetable. Worse than Bridge of Spies sadly, which i quite liked.
This one just seems like most Spielberg-y movie of all. Just Spielberg on auto pilot
Overall a good movie imo.
I felt the feminist subplot was very fair and portrayed well. Which was a pleasant surprise, because some reviews I saw claimed it was too SJW. The only time I felt it was forced or over-the-top was when [Graham was walking out of the Supreme Court through the crowd of women as if she was Jesus](#spoiler).
As for the movie overall, I liked it. Many people in the comments are saying the first half was boring, and I can understand that. However, I'm not so sure I can agree. My theater was full and engaged throughout the movie, so that could be a factor in my disagreement.
Me and a friend have been trying to see all the potential oscar nominated films lately, and we both agreed that while this movie is deserving of a nomination we think it doesn't quite compete with the other "Oscar-bait" films of this year.
The Post is the Rogue One of All the President's Men.
Okay so here is my take on the post, First half is boring and if i were to give it a rating it would be like a 4/10 or something like that, good acting but just boring. second half i would give maybe an 8/10. When everything becomes more intense so does the movie and it gets better. Again though overall this is boring.
Positives include the acting (Of course). Meryl and Tom were once again great but i mean were we expecting anything else. I could tell that some of the scenes were improvised by them two but it wasn't obvious they just worked really well with each other.
Negatives: Lazy, slow and it feels like Steven saw Spotlight 2 years ago and went 'Hey, I think i can do better' so he rounded up his best actors and took a well known story and played it out and in theory it should have worked, In theory this film SHOULD
be winning the oscars, not because of the oscar bait but because of the team behind the camera, but theories arent always correct and i would actually be mad if this got nominated, but it probably will so not much i can do
If your thinking of watching it watch it, but if you have your eye on other films maybe try them first before seeing this.