The Post

What I love about THE POST is how relevant and daring it is. With the current political climate, a historic drama of newspapers against the U.S. government seems downright prescient. The obvious choice in story should be the retelling of the Watergate scandal that brought down the Nixon presidency. But THE POST dodges that age-old story for something much less familiar – the decision by The Washington Post to publish news articles based on leaked, classified documents known informally as the Pentagon Papers. Not only does give audiences a glimpse into a historic battle where the freedom of the press was at stake, but it also allows for a secondary focus detailing just how The Washington Post became a national newspaper commentary. The film also casts a bright light on journalistic integrity, allowing room for the audience to interpret the events of the film with the Trump administration in mind.

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