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  • Andrew Carden
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    I highly doubt Streep would be defeating Janney/Metcalf, especially with the picture flatlining like it is. It’s a decent performance but hardly among her best.

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    Malcolm Dunbar
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    Someone likes grandstanding acting and not subtle nuanced.

    It’s not about grand standing at all. Meryl barely feels as if she is apart of her own film, and she is not successfully dialed into her own film. She never feels as if she is truly apart of The Post through most of the film, and she is disconnected to most if not all of the action until the film is almost over. I won’t say she isn’t lead but she is not a commanding force, nor does she really underscore the film in strong ways until the end. She’s not well weaved or connected to the film – and she feels entirely separate from what is happening. Say what you want about Margot, Ronan, McDormand or Hawkins but they embody and house their films, in a way that makes them an extension to the film itself. That can’t be said for Meryl or Chastain this year.

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    Nobody wants another Spotlight. It ain’t gonna happen!

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    PJ Edwards
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    Saw the post. What a snooze. I think my favorite part was near the end, Spielberg realized he didn’t have any black people in his movie, so he started focusing on a random extra like her reaction was important.

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    BrenoLimaMusic
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    Someone likes grandstanding acting and not subtle nuanced.

    It’s not about grand standing at all. Meryl barely feels as if she is apart of her own film, and she is not successfully dialed into her own film. She never feels as if she is truly apart of The Post through most of the film, and she is disconnected to most if not all of the action until the film is almost over. I won’t say she isn’t lead but she is not a commanding force, nor does she really underscore the film in strong ways until the end. She’s not well weaved or connected to the film – and she feels entirely separate from what is happening. Say what you want about Margot, Ronan, McDormand or Hawkins but they embody and house their films, in a way that makes them an extension to the film itself. That can’t be said for Meryl or Chastain this year.

    Dude, that’s entirely different from what critics are saying.

    Saw the post. What a snooze. I think my favorite part was near the end, Spielberg realized he didn’t have any black people in his movie, so he started focusing on a random extra like her reaction was important.

    WOW, I’M SHOCKED!

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    I hope its chances aren’t over. I saw it this afternoon and it’s in my top 5 of the year. The screenplay was tight and the performances were all wonderful. I thought Meryl was at her best here. I loved her awkwardness and shyness at the beginning of the film. You could see how uncomfortable Graham was with her position or what had been put upon her. The looks on Streep’s face throughout the movie were spectacular. She was able to say so much without saying a word. Hanks was wonderfully gruff and right as Ben Bradlee. Supporting performances were all solid although only Bob Odenkirk was given anything Oscar worthy, but that’s not to say they were bad. It was more about the script and the tension that Spielberg was able to bring and build. The phone call scene to me was just brilliant.

    I think that the late screener hurt with the guilds, but this is the well done, old-fashioned, but completely contemporary movie that old school voters like. Also, it is a very timely movie. So I think it will get some nominations and I think Streep is still in the hunt for a nomination.

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    Brock
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    This is a real shame. Just got home from seeing The Post tonight and wow! This is Spielberg’s best film in years. It’s really unfortunate that he will likely miss out on a nom. I know, he’s Steven Spielberg and he’ll live but I think we take him for granted… He is the closest thing we have to a Capra in this day and age. Streep is fantastic, giving her best performance since Prada or possibly even further back. She OWNS the role of Kay Graham. Hanks is also top notch and in another year would be a sure thing for a nom. Like Spielberg, he’s a legend who in the last few years is often overlooked for his standout work.

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    sofan
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    I can’t believe there are people who like this movie, and especially its screenplay. Like that is the worst aspect of it. The film wants to point out so many things but is so lazy just uses characters to say those things, it treats the audience as if they are stupid and that is a huge no for me.

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    Keth
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    I can’t believe there are people who like this movie, and especially its screenplay. Like that is the worst aspect of it. The film wants to point out so many things but is so lazy just uses characters to say those things, it treats the audience as if they are stupid and that is a huge no for me.

    I loved the movie – and I’m not stupid. 🙂

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    sofan
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    I loved the movie – and I’m not stupid.

    At no point in my post did I imply anyone who loved the movie is stupid.

    I just said the movie treats the audience as if they are stupid, and it was a no for me because I do not appreciate movies that tell their main ideas instead of showing them it is what a movie is supposed to be.

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    This film is actually too intelligent for today’s audiences, who prefer the lie to the truth. The film definitely shows us what they are doing, as they assemble the story at Bradlee’s house secretly instead of in the newsroom. More importantly, they show Kay Graham making a really difficult decision and making the correct one. This film is incredibly courageous and honest, and that is exactly why it isn’t doing well during this time of extreme dishonesty.

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    Echo469
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    I saw The Post yesterday. Brilliant. Will it win Best Picture? No. It should be nominated. Meryl Streep virtually reinvents herself on screen (or maybe it’s FINALLY her opportunity to remind us what she is capable of doing with a well written role directed by the best director working in cinema). Regardless, all performances are top notch, story telling brisk and informative, never a lull. An even bigger accomplishment considering the break neck pace at which this film was conceived and delivered. The Post is one for history. Time will be kinder to this film (more so than the current politically charged era of 2018).

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    Paul Hardister
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    With zero Globes and zero Critics Choice awards, its chances don’t look good. No film has ever won Best Picture with zero awards from Globes and CC.

    Movies that come out at the very end of the year don’t seem to do well anymore. Voters seemed to have already made up their mind what their favorite of the year was. It’s hard to overcome that.

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    @paulhardister I agree. The best time of year for Oscar films to be released are September-November. With Get Out’s success, we may even see Oscar films released at the beginning of the year.

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    The Post is a fine movie. It probably won’t win Best Picture, nor do I think it should. I agree that its best days are ahead of it, as a document of the early artistic reaction to the Trump era.

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