Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tom Hanks, Alison Brie, Sarah Paulson, Meryl Streep
Genre: Drama, History
Country of Origin: USA 2017 140 mins. (12A)
Released by e One
'The Post' follows the 1971 scandal after the decision of The Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) and publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) to publish The Pentagon Papers which established that the Johnson Administration had lied to the public and congress about US military involvement in the Vietnam War, and revealed that the Nixon administration had secretly escalated the war. The Nixon administration tried to stop The Post from publishing them, and Assistant U.S. Attorney General William Rehnquist took the case to the Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of the paper. The late Jason Robards won a 1974 Best Supporting Actor Oscar portraying a Watergate-era Bradlee in 'All the President’s Men'.