The Post

Watched “The Post”, finally:

With routine, but somehow a little listlessly staged. A heroic story about brave journalists who, as good patriots, defend the constitution and selflessly follow their calling. A little dose of feminism, but not too much and not really provocative. An entrepreneur with a conscience, a nice fairy tale element for the kids among the spectators! The most intriguing character in the real story, Ellsberg, who was the only one who risked everything, and who must have been terribly lonely even in his later life, being de facto ostracised from society, is assigned an extremely marginal role, compared to the historical truth. But of course that’s a Hollywood movie, in which the traitor will never be the real hero. All in all rather mendacious, as it is usual in such films.

The Post, U.S.A. 2017, 113 minutes; directed by: Steven Spielberg; produced by: Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Amy Pascal; written by: Liz Hannah, Josh Singer; with: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys

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