Starring: Tom Hanks, Merryl Streep
Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenplay: Liz Hannah, Josh Singer
Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski
Editor: Sarah Broshar, Michael Kahn
Score: John Williams
Shot and edited within a six month time period, the passion and urgency of the artists involved is palpable in this film. The Post is love letter to the glory days of the fourth estate when it was battling it out with Nixon for the soul of the nation. A film made for the era of Trump, it’s power and success is due not necessarily to it’s own artistic merits, but the relevance it holds to large swathes of liberal audiences today. Here, the old gang is back together with the likes of Spielberg, Hanks, Streep, and Williams doing what they do best. Director, Steven Spielberg, knows exactly the movie he wants and he gets it. However, in a year where films pushed the boundaries of diversity, story, genre and style, The Post feels slightly stale and out of place with the other nominees.
Academy Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actress (Streep)