Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper — The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers — and very freedom — to help bring long-buried truths to light.
Its an Oscar bait movie trying to be like Spotlight but it unfortunately isn’t. It is slow paced and drags for the most part with unnecessary scenes of Graham’s family and parties. There are few excellent scenes in between though. Overall the subject and the excellent cast make it a one time watch.
The movie has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture but I don’t think it has a chance. Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri are in a different league compared to this.
Meryl Streep was good as Katharine Graham and she has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress but I don’t think she has any chance. This is one of her weakest performances and roles nominated for an Oscar. Tom Hanks was very good as Ben Bradlee. Sarah Paulson was ok as his wife Tony Bradlee. Bob Odenkirk was very good as Ben Bagdikian. Tracy Letts was good as Fritz Beebe. Bradley Whitford was good as Arthur Parsons. Bruce Greenwood was very good as Robert McNamara. Matthew Rhys was good as Daniel Ellsberg. Alison Brie was ok as Lally Graham. Carrie Coon was good as Meg Greenfield. David Cross was good as Howard Simons.
One time watch
P.S. This was a comment that I originally made in February 2018.Tags: Meryl Streep Tom Hanks