The first reviews for Steven Spielberg’s The Post praise the film for its important and all too timely message, while at the same time acknowledging that it’s a very heavy handed “Oscar Bait” movie. The Post tells the true story of how, in the early 1970s, The Washington Post‘s Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) sought to shine a light on the truth about the Vietnam War by publishing the Pentagon Papers – a collection of documents containing government secrets that had been kept under lock and key for decades.

Early social media reactions to The Post from journalists were largely positive and the movie itself was even ...

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