Why ‘The Post’ easily influences viewers worldwide


It only takes the short two hours of Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” for viewers to walk away wanting to make their own difference on the world.  

The film takes place in the 1970’s, where two newspaper companies battle to cover the story of the massive government secrets that have been hidden from the public for decades. Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of the Washington Post, who with the help of editor Ben Bradlee is racing with the New York Times to uncover the events.

Both Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks show outstanding performances of their characters Katharine Graham and Ben Bradlee, who create an unusual alliance in order to save the Post, the idea of freedom of the press and to provide justice to the American citizens who have been kept in the dark for so long.

The film creates a motivational atmosphere that shows viewers the importance of not allowing yourself to be silenced and standing up for what you believe in. The publisher Katharine Graham also provides a quality representation of a strong female character, who is looked up to for her bravery and hard work throughout the course of the film.

The movie is mostly aimed at adults, with an MPAA rating of PG-13, however teens can also find enjoyment in the film if they appreciate the importance of defending your opinion in times when injustice aims to overpower you. Overall, the film deserves a nine out of ten stars in regards to its inspiring message about equality, honesty and standing up for what you believe in.


Skylar Moore is a freshman who enjoys playing tennis and the piano. She knew before it hit cinemas that “The Post” would appeal to her love of writing, and especially journalism, making it a “must see” film this year.