A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.
Sneak Peek new images of actress Alison Brie in the January 2018 issue of “Gotham” magazine, wearing Chanel, Oscar de la Renta and a whole lot more, photographed by Diego Uchitel:
Brie is best known for her starring role as ‘Annie Edison’ in the sitcom “Community” (2009–2015) and as ‘Trudy Campbell’ in AMC’s “Mad Men” (2007–2015).
Brie currently voices the character ‘Diane Nguyen’ on the Netflix animated series “BoJack Horseman” (2014–present) and as ‘Ruth Wilder’ in the Netflix “Glow” (2017–present).
Brie has also starred in several feature films including “Scream 4” (2011), “The Five-Year Engagement” (2012), “The Lego Movie” (2014), “Get Hard” (2015), “Sleeping with Other People” (2015), “How to Be Single” (2016), “The Little Hours” (2017), “The Disaster Artist” (2017), and “The Post” (2017).
MaryAnn’s quick take… Crackles with life and energy, depicting a grand adventure in journalism from almost half a century ago with vigor, suspense, and an urgent relevance for today. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast, big Spielberg fan
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
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Okay. Steven Spielberg has made movies about dinosaurs and sharks and aliens (lost and cute, invading and not cute, and just visiting and enigmatic) and adventurin’ archeologists and war horses and crime-predicting psychics and big friendly giants. It’s probably not difficult to make such things exciting. But this? The Post is a movie in which people sit around arguing about freedom of the press and journalistic ethics and IPOs. Papers are shuffled and xeroxed. Lawyers are consulted, and mostly just frown a lot in reply.
Ever since 9/11, the movies have been fighting (and mostly losing) a battle to hold onto any last shred of political relevance. That punch of timely passion, once so celebrated in an era like the ’70s, has been a casualty of the popcornization of movie culture.
But now we’re in a new place: the post-Donald Trump world. Trump’s presidency, and the way it’s currently attempting to transform America, is something that a lot of people spend a lot of time obsessing over. And unlike the violent slog of Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s a subject that possesses an extraordinary degree of built-in drama. Sure, there’s a way the what’ll-he-do-now? made-for-cable-news daily outrage of the Trump era trumps the artifice of pop culture as much as 9/11 did. Yet far more than 9/11, it was also made for pop culture, since Trump himself is, in so many ways, a malignant piece of showbiz.
William W. Graham, a scion of the iconic Washington Post publishers Phil and Katharine Graham, died at the age of 69 as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. News of the suicide was first reported by the Post in an official obituary on Saturday. The death follows a tragic path set by his father Phil Graham, who also committed suicide in 1963. His mother, Katherine Graham went on to steer the paper as publisher for two decades and played an integral role during their most famous exposé, Watergate. Also Read: ‘The Post’ Movie Review: Steven Spielberg Spins a Lean and.
In just nine theaters, Steven Spielberg’s The Post had a massive 58K per theater average, which shows this movie will do just fine at the box office, as most of Spielberg’s films do.