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    The Post grossly miscalculated how much Trump would care. They were banking on triggering him into tweeting about them. They were trying to create their own zeitgeist instead of seeing the one happening right now within the industry.

    They also overestimated trumps intelligence. I doubt he sees any connection between Nixon and his own administration. If you are gonna call out trump, you call him out. You don’t pussyfoot with implications.

    And it was nearly impossible for this film to catch on in Me Too zeitgeist since Streep was playing such a passive character.

    I mean regardless of your opinion of the movies, its much easier to market a lady who blows up a police station in this climate than someone who cant even speak up during a meeting.

    It’s the wrong movie at the wrong time.

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    Mircea Bocioaca
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    Can it at least benefit from the final voting being later this year? If it gets a decent amount of noms, I mean. It seems to be doing rather well financially.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    ^I am glad to hear that it is doing well financially! This movie is great and I am not sure why it is getting picked at so much on here – fear that it could win instead of their own personal favorite? IDK. I know I found this film refreshing, challenging, interesting, with great acting performances, and I was engaged throughout, which means that it was extremely well directed and produced.

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    The Post grossly miscalculated how much Trump would care. They were banking on triggering him into tweeting about them. They were trying to create their own zeitgeist instead of seeing the one happening right now within the industry.

    They also overestimated trumps intelligence. I doubt he sees any connection between Nixon and his own administration. If you are gonna call out trump, you call him out. You don’t pussyfoot with implications.

    And it was nearly impossible for this film to catch on in Me Too zeitgeist since Streep was playing such a passive character.

    I mean regardless of your opinion of the movies, its much easier to market a lady who blows up a police station in this climate than someone who cant even speak up during a meeting.

    It’s the wrong movie at the wrong time.

    Just the opposite, it is the movie that is needed at this time, but the lady who blows up a police station, in the terrible movie, is the movie that is not needed but being embraced because people don’t want to be challenged and want easy answers.

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    It still could be one of the most nominated movies at the Oscars, though hardly a winner in any category.

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    Riley
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    The best time of year for Oscar films to be released are September-November.

    November is prime.  September/October is when we get stuff like Battle of the Sexes, Stronger and Victoria & Abdul that get completely forgotten or Best Picture nominees like Bridge of Spies and The Martian that are somewhat forgotten.

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    Stegeo
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    It’s getting nommed for Best Picture because the competition in Picture is actually non-existant. Best Actress cause Streep. Best Actor it really depends on which films they like; this year’s race really feels subjective in every awards ceremony; I think Hanks could make it in as a filler if they snub Franco cause of the allegations, snub Gyllenhaal because of not many voting for him, and please God snub Kaluuya (I lit think Washington will get in). I honestly think Spielberg could easily get snubbed (depends if Guadagnino makes it in; I think it’s going to be Nolan, Del Toro, McDonagh, Gerwig and Spielberg or Guadagnino). I think there are more exciting og screenplays out there, it really depends. As of secondary categories, the only thing it could get nommed for is Original Score and that’s not rly a lock. So, I guess it’s going to get 3 noms (Picture, Actress, Original Score).

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    Just the opposite, it is the movie that is needed at this time, but the lady who blows up a police station, in the terrible movie, is the movie that is not needed but being embraced because people don’t want to be challenged and want easy answers.

    this formulaic Oscar bait by the number movie is anything but challenging.

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    DCurrie
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    I’m sure it will still pull through with a few nominations from the Oscars. But wins, I don’t think so, at this point.

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    The only major category that The Post is 100% safe in right now, in terms of nominations, is Best Picture.  Spielberg for Best Director and a nomination for Best Original Screenplay are probably going to happen, but they if they do they will be on the weaker end of the nominees. Streep for Best Actress may happen, but it’s gonna be difficult for her to pull it off. Hanks for Best Actor is definitely not happening.

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    Honey
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    The only major category that The Post is 100% safe in right now, in terms of nominations, is Best Picture. .

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    AnDres Gtz
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    That ADG nom is telling me it has a good chance in production design

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    The only major category that The Post is 100% safe in right now, in terms of nominations, is Best Picture. Spielberg for Best Director and a nomination for Best Original Screenplay are probably going to happen, but they if they do they will be on the weaker end of the nominees. Streep for Best Actress may happen, but it’s gonna be difficult for her to pull it off. Hanks for Best Actor is definitely not happening.

    Nope. Streep could get in, but if there was ever a year for her to finally be snubbed for a role and movie that are pure awards bait, this is it. If she gets snubbed then there is no way in hell the movie has the passion to have enough number 1 votes to get in Best Picture.

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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.

    I just saw The Post, and it isn’t that it is “too intelligent” for me or anyone else. It is too corny, too dripping with the Spielberg sentimentality that didn’t work for a story as serious as this one, and Tom Hanks was worse than he was in The Circle. At least in that one he played a slimy villain to an acceptable degree, in this one he more obviously played himself more than he usually does, which is really saying something. He was as bland as you get, Streep had surprisingly not that much material to work with. Bob Odenkirk was solid but still nothing to cry home about. The music was a disappointment considering John Williams did the score. Overall, it was as bland and by-the-numbers assembly line Oscar bait as you can possibly get.

    It even made me look at Darkest Hour more fondly, since at least that film had a more engaging script, was overall less cheesy and emotionally manipulative (minus the “inspiring” train scene towards the end), and at least Gary Oldman was doing something different acting-wise than we had seen him do in the past.

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

    I’ll say this and then ultimately end it. When you need Sarah Paulson to narrate what Meryl’s character is doing and why Meryl’s character is important to the audience that shows weakness in the main performance itself.

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