Ben Bradlee

Why I swoon for the long take, Spielberg and ‘The Post’

Much has already been said about Steven Spielberg’s preference for shooting long takes, his signature oner. None have perhaps said it better than …

Student Journalism

Pitts: ‘The Post’ offers a timely reminder of what journalism is all about

I was wrong.<p>Years ago, people used to ask me what journalists should do to combat the nation’s drift toward “factish” and “truthy” logic. What was …

Journalism

Sarah Paulson appears at Steppenwolf's Women in the Arts luncheon

Actress Sarah Paulson was in Chicago Monday as the special guest at Steppenwolf Theatre's Women in the Arts luncheon, a benefit in part for the …

Sarah Paulson

Before she became "Miss Manners," Judith Martin expertly trolled Richard Nixon

Steven Spielberg’s <i>The Post</i> is a rousing and timely portrait of what journalism can achieve in perilous times. It centers, of course, on the decision to publish the Pentagon Papers, as well as Katharine Graham finding her voice as a newspaper publisher in a male-dominated business and era.<p>But before …

Journalism

The Making of a Dream Project: Liz Hannah on Writing ‘The Post’

“The Post” screenwriter Liz Hannah rings up from her Hancock Park home the Friday before that big awards show announces its nominations. You’d have a hard time finding a more superstitious place than two writers on the phone. The word jinx comes up several times and I suggest a tenuous compromise …

Katharine Graham

How the Stars of the Year's Biggest Movies Compare to their Real-Life Counterparts

We're analyzing this year's best biopics—and the real-life people they're based on.<p>Every awards season inevitably brings a slew of biopics and movies "based on a true story" to vie for film's top prizes. As Oscar nominations loom, we're looking at how the year's top movies compare to the real-life …

Darkest Hour

Meryl Streep wants Donald Trump to see her latest film The Post 'to learn what patriotism really is'

Donald Trump has made countless outrageous claims on Twitter, but few sounded as desperate as him dismissing Meryl Streep as an “overrated …

Donald Trump

Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ carries a timely message

Kind friends, recalling that I had a substantial relationship with the Washington Post as an edit-page columnist, have sought my take on Steven …

Pentagon Papers

What it means to watch The Post on the anniversary of Trump's inauguration

<i>Sean Wilson on why Steven Spielberg’s new movie couldn’t be more timely…</i><p>A mere 20 minutes into <b>The Post</b>, the new drama from Steven Spielberg, I …

Steven Spielberg

'Jumanji' Stays Strong, Topping '12 Strong,' 'Den of Thieves' With $20 Million

LOS ANGELES, Jan 21, (Variety.com) - Sony's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" has won its third weekend box office title with ease, topping newcomers "12 Strong" and "Den of Thieves," with $20 million at 3,704 North American locations.<p>Afghan war drama "12 Strong" took second with $16.5 million at …

Movies

The Post review – all the news they don’t want you to print

Steven Spielberg’s urgent 70s-set thriller stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in a timely lesson on the need for a vigilant press<p>“We can’t have an administration dictating to us our coverage just because they don’t like what we print about them in our newspaper…” At a time when Donald Trump’s White …

Film (UK)

‘Fire and Fury,’ ‘The Post’ offer antidote to Trump’s media war

It’s the book President Trump doesn’t want you to read. “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” the sensational new political best-seller by …

Liberal View

Will Donald Trump win or lose in the digital age of journalism?

The silence was deafening in the small cinema on Sanibel Island, Fla., as Americans and tourists sat side by side, watching the new movie, <i>The Post</i>. …

Donald Trump

The Post film review: Meryl Streep is on blistering form in Steven Spielberg's take on the WaPo vs Nixon

While Steven Spielberg’s new film may initially sound like awards bait, it’s actually his best work in years.<p>He calls upon two acting giants to tell …

Steven Spielberg

Skeleton crew: the animation in Pixar’s latest offering, Coco, is scrupulous and ravishing

The family-friendly movie has become the highest-grossing film of all time in Mexico.<p>Not since <i>Beetlejuice</i> has the afterlife looked as lively as it …

Lee Unkrich

Weekend Box Office: 'Den of Thieves' Nabs $950K in Thursday Previews

'12 Strong' and 'Forever My Girl' also debut nationwide.<p><i>Den of Thieves</i> nabbed $950,000 in preview screenings on Thursday night.<p>STXfilms' R-rated …

Movies

Steven Spielberg: ‘I didn’t think anybody would go to see ET’

His new film ‘The Post’ neatly captures the Trumpian zeitgeist. But the director worries that ‘four-quadrant superhero franchises’ will drive these …

News (Ireland)

The Post review: Spielberg hits home

Photo Credit: Niko Tavernise, The Post via EPK<p>Photo Credit: Niko Tavernise, The Post via EPK<p>Steven Spielberg sometimes ends up releasing two films in …

Entertainment

Feinstein: Mike Rizzo ‘Obviously Deserves A New Contract’

The Washington Nationals have left themselves with plenty of loose ends to tie together by the end of the calendar year.Along with Bryce Harper, …

Baseball

Steven Spielberg: ‘The urgency to make The Post was because of Trump's administration’

The director dropped everything – including new blockbuster Ready Player One – to tell the story of the Washington Post’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers. He talks about parallels between Nixon and Trump and why Oprah Winfrey would be a ‘brilliant’ president<p>Shortly after The Sixth Sense …

Steven Spielberg

What Spielberg’s The Post — and Our Textbooks — Leave Out

As I came out of the theater this week after watching Steven Spielberg’s <i>The Post</i>, I overheard a 60-something man — like me — say to his companions: …

Liberal View

Tully: 'The Post,' as seen through the eyes of student journalists

CLOSE<p>Meryl Streep stars as 'Washington Post' publisher Kay Graham and Tom Hanks is editor Ben Bradlee in 'The Post,' director Steven Spielberg's …

Journalism

In the age of 'Fake News Awards,' would people today believe events of 'The Post' movie?

CLOSE<p>Meryl Streep stars as 'Washington Post' publisher Kay Graham and Tom Hanks is editor Ben Bradlee in 'The Post,' director Steven Spielberg's …

Journalism

Spielberg's The Post marks a new wave of political cinema

As Hollywood's power players line up their all-star takes on the troubling state of American politics, <i>GQ</i> asks why cinema does its best work in the …

Donald Trump

Jeff Bezos’s Washington influence: A step up for real news

The United States' global influence, we often hear, is backsliding. Better not put that to the proprietors of the world's big five tech behemoths: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft. They have something in common. They're all American.<p>With their enormous concentrations of data and wealth, …

Journalism

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Movies

31 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: Jan 18-21, 2018

<i>The Stranger</i>'s film critics' picks. by Stranger Things To Do StaffIs it the rain that makes Seattle's movie scene so lush? Whatever the case, there's …

Seattle

Steven Spielberg: the isolated Jewish boy who just wanted to be liked

Steven Spielberg will celebrate his 50th year as a film and TV professional in 2019, but the Hollywood icon shows no signs of slowing down. At 71, …

Jewish Culture

Why The Post resonates so strongly in today's fight between President Trump and the 'fake news' press

As Trump hands out his 'fake news' awards, Hollywood is leading the fightback with a film that celebrates press freedom. Philip Delves Broughton …

Daniel Ellsberg

Six of the best films to see at the cinema this weekend

Spielberg, Hanks and Streep’s The Post is heavy with shadows of Trumpocracy while Liam Neeson just about stays on track in The Commuter

Movies