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The Post

A female publisher and her editor race to expose government secrets and risk their careers.


Why watch this film?

Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks together. Those are enough reasons to watch 'The Post'. However, for political and United States history lovers, the movie touches upon a pivotal topic: the leak of confidential Vietnam War files that prove the government was fully aware of all the problems of the conflict. But, the focus is not the same as in 'Spotlight'; the investigation done by journalists is put in second place, with the movie giving importance to The Washington Post's (alongside The New York Times') fight against Richard Nixon's government censorship. This opened the doors for the newspaper to get greater national projection, even providing the baggage for the scandal they would investigate later, Watergate. No wonder 'The Post' works as the perfect prelude for another great Hollywood movie: 'All the President's Men'.



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Plot summary

The unlikely partnership of Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of 'The Washington Post', and its driven editor Ben Bradlee, as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and their very freedom - to bring long-buried truths to light.

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