4th of March. A date not to forget, the date of the Oscars’ ceremony. In Polpettas Mag we are more expectant than ever to find out who will be the winners of the golden awards in a year specially marked by the feminist movement. We analyse the film The Post a strong candidate to win two of the most prestigious prizes of the cinematographic scene: Best picture and Best actress in a leading role.
The maximum expression of defending freedom in journalism. The Post pays a special tribute to the more than necessary investigative journalism that seems to have extinguished in our society nowadays. The director of the movie, the legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg repeats an Oscar nomination to the best movie thanks to a classic but disturbing production.
The movie constitutes a transparent reflection of the situation the American society had to live through during the Vietnam War, revealing the pressure the media was submitted to, so they didn’t reveal the lies of Nixon’s government, which put in danger a great quantity of American young soldiers.
The magic of the rebellion of the newspaper The Washington Post against the constant pressure of the government is transmitted through the screen. The team work, courage and firmness of a group of committed journalists with society brings the spectator to the origins of journalism, when communicating was the aim number one.
The film is an accurate portrait of the current situation of many media, a lot of them corrupted by superior powers. It leads the audience to a reflection about how much of what we read is true.
The movie is completed by a marvellous group of actors, with Meryl Streep as the main character, and Tom Hanks interleaving funny moments that level down the suspense. The legendary actress stands out the role of a women in front of a reputable newspaper, defending her performance with great naturalness. The post conceives an ode to quality journalism and to the actual journalist figure.