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Movie Review: The Post

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Directed by the legendary Steven Spielberg, the movie The Post lives up to critics high expectations. The movie takes place during the Nixon administration and flashes back and forth from Washington, D.C. to New York City. The movie follows a woman named Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep), the first female publisher of a major newspaper… The Washington Post.

Not only did the movie have prodigious content, it also had a list of very well known actors. Starring as the executive editor, Ben Bradlee, of The Washington Post was the award winning Tom Hanks. Bradley Whitford, best known for his role as Josh Lyman on the TV series The West Wing, also had a cameo role in the film. He channeled his inner Josh Lyman and executed the role of Arthur Parsons tremendously.

The movie brought the audience back in time and allowed them to use their sense of wonder. The movies plot is based around a government secret that has spanned through three presidential administrations. A government secret about what really happened during Vietnam had been leaked by the New York Times and The Post is trying to release information before they do.

The movie brought the audience back in time and allowed them to use their sense of wonder.

This movie can really speak to the times our country is currently going through. The media must come together as one and risk their careers to fight for freedom. They use their first amendment right, freedom of press, to spread the word about the classified documents to the general public.

The movie The Post is quite riveting and really makes one ponder about how historical events have shaped our world today.

Ariana Riccardi

My name is Ariana Riccardi and I am a Sophomore majoring in Political Science with a minor in History. I am an avid reader and I love to write. When I am not writing newspaper articles, you can find me watching The West Wing or hanging out with my friends. I am very active on campus. I am apart of the Honors Program, the Peace Corps Prep Program, I am an RA, PR for Amnesty International, SLEB Grand Socials Chair, APB Comedy Chair, a peer mentor, secretary and PR for RSA, Fundraiser Chair for the Relay for Life Committee, Westheimer Peace Symposium board member, It's On Us member, Student Alumni Association, and NASA.


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