The Post (2017) ★★★☆☆
Humpo Show Rating | 6.5
IMDb Rating | 7.2
Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Lets, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie and Carrie Coon
Director: Steven Spielberg
Plot Summary: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. (IMDb)
The ‘Pentagon Papers’ was a US scandal that spanned the country’s war in Vietnam from 1945 to ’67, and documents relating to the decisions made by presidents, leading military figures, and politicians within government in an unnecessary, unrelenting and disillusioning war. The Post showcases the coverage that the Washington Post did during two weeks in 1971, and also the risks that came with publishing the story for the owner of the company. Continue reading
My 100th Post!
With it being my 100th post, I thought I would share some things about me, and I have done that through some top tens of films, books, songs, actors, actresses and places that I like. I also want to say thank you to all my followers that have made me feel that my blog is somewhat interesting and have left comments and liked my blog posts. I know this is a bit of a long post and I apologise for that, but I can assure you this will be the longest post I ever do … until the 200th!
Which film are you waiting for?
The last 5 months or so of 2015 seems to have an abundance of quality films coming out and I was wondering which film everybody is looking forward to the most. Bond? Star Wars? Mockingjay? Something else?
Scorch Trials, The Martian, Bridge of Spies, Spectre, Mockingjay Part 2, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Snowden and The Revenant are the films I have chosen that will be the most popular and talked about over the next few months and afterwards.
No. 7 Short Film Reviews
The films that I have written short reviews on this week include: Trainspotting, Testament of Youth, The Prestige, The Terminal, The Usual Suspects, Se7en, 12 Angry Men and Lost in Translation. Most of the films I have reviewed this time have high ratings on IMDb and have also won awards, which is what I planned for, however some lived up to the hype while some did not.