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Where The Post Ranks On The List Of All-Time Great Journalism Movies

Where The Post Ranks On The List Of All-Time Great Journalism Movies”

It's probably not hard to make such things exciting.

But while Spotlight was nearly entirely made up of people doing journalism - interviewing, researching, interviewing, traipsing, arguing - The Post is light on journalistic process. Papers are shuffled and xeroxed.

"Sadly we haven't been invited to the Baftas so I can't talk to that", she replied when asked whether attendees at next month's event should emulate those at the Golden Globes and wear black in solidarity with victims of sexual abuse. And it is all completely riveting.

"Television kicks [the] movies' ass when it comes to diversity in the workplace", he said.

The Post crackles with life and energy.

"What is going to come about, I think, is that more women are going to be awarded their positions based on their merits and the quality of their work", the Forrest Gump star said on Thursday. They blaze with such delicious chemistry that it's astonishing to realize that no one has cast them opposite each other before.

The pages land in the laps of journalists at The Washington Post, with its new publisher Kay Graham (Streep) clashing with executive editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) while facing pushback and possible litigation from the Nixon administration.

The Post's message is similar to that of Spotlight, another champion of good journalism and victor of 2015's Best Picture: The media, for all its myriad faults, is still an important bulwark for democracy, serving as a necessary check to those elected to power as well as informing citizens and voters. They are documents that prove the United States government has known for years that the war in Vietnam is not winnable and covered that fact up through four presidencies, all the while sending more young men into battle, because losing wars isn't something the US does. At a time when "fake news" is bandied about as a way to undercut the profession, it's great to see why reporters do what they do. "They knew we couldn't win", Ellsberg says here, "and still sent boys to die". But can they publish?

The Post tells the story of the first female publisher of The Washington Post, Katharine Graham. She's an indecisive socialite who mixes with Washington's who's who including Robert McNamara, who was President Richard Nixon's Secretary of Defense. The timing, however, couldn't be worse, with Graham in the midst of an initial public offering, and her advisers counseling against taking on the government, or doing anything that might rock the boat, during that process. (It's pretty astonishing that her battle against entrenched misogyny is only the second most important thing happening in The Post.) Would this double whammy simply be too much for investors to swallow? The film is gaining traction for its timeless given the Trump presidency's strained relationship with the press.

Despite the events in the film taking place almost five decades ago, it would be irrelevant to go through a full discussion around it without mentioning its relevance and more so its poignancy in relation to the present state of the world and the leaders that are in power who utilise their authority for personal gain and favourable poll numbers rather than in the interest of world peace.

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