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Spielberg and Hanks have collaborated on five films, but this is the first time he has worked with Streep on a major film.

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When Trump or his staff sit down to watch "The Post", not only will they be treated to a whip-smart thriller and a moving drama, they might also learn valuable lessons about the free press's constitutionally protected role in keeping a check on unlimited presidential power. You get a glimpse of people who have led lives, across cities, classes, genders, leading up to this moment, and you particularly understand what it means for the film's two main protagonists - Streep as Graham, and Hanks as The Post's legendary editor Ben Bradlee.

Steven Spielberg's The Post comes at a time when freedom of the press and the responsibility of the media have come under scrutiny, worldwide. The documents became known as The Pentagon Papers. Sarah Paulson plays Ben Bradlee's wife, Tony.

Paulson is only one of the high-profile TV stars that appear at the margins, as the filmmakers have cast this project to the hilt, including Matthew Rhys as whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and Bob Odenkirk as Bradlee's trusted lieutenant Ben Bagdikian.

While, the Washington Post at the time is clearly not at par with The New York Times, which is a bigger, more sought after publication, it doesn't stop the duo from taking up the challenge of being the best in the business.

But the scenes in the newsroom feel flat and underwhelming, the staffers featured seemingly clueless as they struggle with what to do next.

Ellsberg is not almost as wellknown in pop culture as the other key characters in the film, such as the Washington Post publisher at the time Katharine Graham (played by Meryl Streep) and distinguished editor Ben Bradlee (played by Tom Hanks). Two-time Academy Award victor Tom Hanks is Ben Bradlee.

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After receiving Golden Globes nominations in six categories, including best motion picture drama and best screenplay, viewers all over the US will finally get to see the film on Friday.

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Graham was personal friends with Robert McNamara (Bruce Greenwood), Kennedy and Johnson's defense secretary, who commissioned the classified report in the first place, and publishing them could embarrass her friend.

At the time of the Pentagon Papers controversy, the Post had just become a publicly traded company, and Graham anxious that the defiant move, putting the newspaper at odds with the federal government, would give investors the jitters.

Even the most hard-headed cynical journalist will probably smile with pride as "The Post" progresses.

Meryl Streep (as Kay Graham): "Do you have the papers?" He portrays Bradlee with a grand gruffness that should earn him an Oscar nomination along with Streep.

Few directors today would be able to get not just one, but three, quiet, master class dramas in mainstream cinemas, but he remains undeterred. The men in the boardrooms where she's always been the only woman rarely let her forget that. Those men are represented by a Who's Who of character actors, including Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Michael Stuhlbarg and David Cross.

All the President's Men is the gold standard for films based on journalism. It's vital that the rest of America learns them, and quickly.