Uncomfortably accurate in this time of political unease.
After the papers release incriminating documents regarding the government’s involvement in the Vietnamese war, President Nixon takes on The Washington Post in an attempt to stifle the freedom of the press in a lawsuit like no other.
Director, Steven Spielberg, manages to adapt this significant moment of journalistic history into a stark tale of government intervention which hits at the very core of politics today.
With Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks at the helm of this non-fiction escapade, the film is given a subtle sense of maturity that adds to the already beautifully constructed frenzy of the plot.
In essence, the film is a realization of the economics of journalism, which strives to serve the governed, rather than the government.