An extremely powerful film that avoids cliche and is always one step ahead of the audience. Frances McDormand is incredible, but then again so is everyone in the film. Powerhouse screenwriting with snappy biting dialogue. The film manages to portray complicated people without judging them, something almost unseen anymore. I can't help but feel that the ending was a cop out. Whilst clever on the one hand it also felt as if the screenwriter had also written himself into a corner.
The Post is a terrific film! Spielberg, Streep and Hanks are all outstanding, but it is the screenplay that is the real star of the show. The writers ( one of whom also wrote Spotlight), do an inspiring job of weaving together a complicated political context with rich characterization building to a mesmerizing climax. When I see movies like this I'm reminded why the current super hero movies are so depressing. The Post entertains us, informs us and keeps us on the edge of our seats, whilst teaching us about the fragility of democracy and the inner courage of people who have to face real world demons far worse than those created by cgi.