'The Post' is a beautifully made film says movie critic, Gayle Edmunds

The movie sees Katharine Graham, who’s the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, The Washington Post expose a massive cover-up of government secrets. With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose the secrets which spans three decades.

Together, Graham and Bradlee must overcome their differences as they risk their careers and freedom to bring a long-buried truth to light. The movie stars Meryl Streep (whose been nominated for an Academy Award), Tom Hanks and directed by prominent director Steven Spielberg.

Movie writer for City Press Gayle Edmunds critiqued the film and shared her views on the plot, characters and overall experience of watching ‘The Post’.

I must say that it was a beautifully made film.

Gayle Edmunds, movie writer for City Press

Edmunds says that South Africans need to go see the movie to get a sense of the tension that took place in the news rooms when the Gupta emails landed. She adds that her favourite scene is when an anonymous shoe box gets dropped off at the Washington Post. Edmunds says that the excitement in the room was amazing,

Steven Spielberg made this movie in 9 months says Edmunds. She adds that she’s a huge Meryl Streep,Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg fan.

One of the things Streep does is show us how her character builds her confidence in rooms of men.

Gayle Edmunds, movie writer for City Press

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