During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
Kristin Scott Thomas
In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.
12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down for the Taliban.
When American military analyst, Daniel Ellsberg, realizes to his disgust the depths of the US government's deceptions about the futility of the Vietnam War, he takes action by copying top-secret documents that would become the Pentagon Papers. Later, Washington Post owner, Kay Graham, is still adjusting to taking over her late husband's business when editor Ben Bradlee discovers the New York Times has scooped them with an explosive expose on those papers. Determined to compete, Post reporters find Ellsberg himself and a complete copy of those papers. However, the Post's plans to publish their findings are put in jeopardy with a Federal restraining order that could get them all indicted for Contempt. Now, Kay Graham must decide whether to back down for the safety of her paper or publish and fight for the Freedom of the Press. In doing so, Graham and her staff join a fight that would have America's democratic ideals in the balance. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
David Cross and Bob Odenkirk have worked together on various projects before, most famously the sketch comedy series Mr Show with Bob and David (1995-1998). See more »
The composing room of The Washington Post where the type was set with Linotype machines was located on the fourth floor of the building on L Street. The room was brightly lit like the newsroom. It was not the dark basement-like setting depicted in the film. See more »
Which is why this movie is so controversial almost fifty years after the fact, and why you see so many reviews express hostility to the real life "Washington Post" rather than addressing the merits of the story, the acting, the message, etc. My wife and I lived through the Nixon years in Washington, and the story so well told here is of determined and fearless professionals unafraid to challenge assaults on our liberties. As with "Spotlight," who knew you could milk so much drama out of folks typing madly away or pawing through stacks of paper? Or that the mighty vibration of a huge printing press starting up could be so moving? Despite nits, this story rings true on so many levels, emotional, dramatic, personal, historical, and I can think of lots worse ways for modern audiences to get an advanced education on the role of a Free press in a democracy.
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