The Post (12A)



Drama (2018)
116mins US

Starring: Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer(s): Liz Hannah, Josh Singer
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

In 1966 Vietnam, military analyst Daniel Ellsberg witnesses first-hand the loss of US troops and reports back his grave concerns to Secretary of Defence Robert McNamara. Fearful that the administration is whitewashing the unflattering truth, Ellsberg photocopies classified reports and leaks pages to The New York Times under editor Abe Rosenthal. When President Nixon attempts suppress publication of the classified reports, Ben Bradlee and his reporters on The Washington Post wade into the melee.

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The Post (12A)

In 1971, The New York Times successfully petitioned the Supreme Court to uphold the rights of a free press in response to a challenge from President Richard Nixon to suspend publication of classified reports detailing US military involvement in Vietnam. Director Steven Spielberg's handsome dramatisation of events leading up to this high-profile legal showdown feels uncomfortably relevant in a modern era of fake news and presidential Twitter outbursts...

The Post. Copyright: Twentieth Century Fox Film/Entertainment One. Caption: Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee and Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham in The Post, directed by Steven Spielberg. Photo: Niko Tavernise. All Rights Reserved.The Post is also a timely depiction of gender inequality in the workplace and lionises the achievements of Katharine Graham, publisher of The Washington Post, who risked losing the business her father bought in 1933 because she refused to be bullied into submission by a patriarchal establishment and sacrifice ideals enshrined in the First Amendment of the US Constitution. Tubs are repeatedly thumped in Spielberg's picture, most powerfully in Meryl Streep's tour-de-force portrayal of Graham, which captures every facet of a working mother's resolve, inner turmoil and defiance. It seems almost redundant nowadays to draw attention to her ability to delve beneath the skin of her characters but Streep's work here is sublime. Tom Hanks provides robust support as Ben Bradlee, crusading executive editor of The Washington Post, who doesn't appreciate meddling from the boardroom. "Keep your finger out of my eye," he politely but firmly tells Graham during one frank exchange.

The film opens in 1966 Vietnam, where military analyst Daniel Ellsberg (Matthew Rhys) witnesses first-hand the loss of US troops and reports back his grave concerns to Secretary of Defence Robert McNamara (Bruce Greenwood). Fearful that the administration is whitewashing the unflattering truth, Ellsberg photocopies classified reports and leaks pages to The New York Times under editor Abe Rosenthal (Michael Stuhlbarg). Over in Washington, Bradlee (Hanks) reads his rival's front scoop with envy. "Anyone else tired of reading the news rather than writing it?" he despairs to his team. Bradlee encourages reporter Ben Bagdikian (Bob Odenkirk) to chase down a copy of the report so The Washington Post can bloody its nose too. Publisher Katharine Graham (Streep), who is a good friend of McNamara, faces an impossible decision and seeks guidance from the chairman of the board, Fritz Beebe (Tracy Letts).

After a sluggish opening 15 minutes, The Post whirrs smoothly into action, cutting back and forth between Graham and Bradlee's personal odysseys. Period detail is impeccable and Spielberg's frequent cinematographer Janusz Kaminski and composer John Williams add lustre to the stylish project. Streep is in imperious form and she richly deserves a 21st Oscar nomination. Hanks issues the picture's rallying cry for the media to hold a microscope to the political elite and expose every ugly blemish. "We have to be the check on their power," he sermonises. "If we don't hold them accountable, who will?" Hashtagged answers in 140 characters or less...

- Kim Hu

The Post. Copyright: Twentieth Century Fox Film/Entertainment One. Caption: Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee and Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham in The Post, directed by Steven Spielberg. Photo: Niko Tavernise. All Rights Reserved.


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Rest of UK and Irish Cinemas

Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 9th February
To Thursday 15th February

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Link
- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Armagh, Armagh Omniplex
- Athlone, IMC Athlone
- Ballina, IMC Ballina
- Ballincollig, The Reel Picture
- Ballymena, IMC Ballymena
- Banbury, Odeon Banbury
- Bangor, Bangor Omniplex
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bath, Little Theatre Cinema Picturehouse
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Bedford, Cineworld Bedford
- Bedford, Vue Bedford
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Belfast, Movie House Dublin Road
- Belfast, Odeon Belfast
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, Everyman Birmingham
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham New Street
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Bishop's Stortford, Empire Bishop's Stortford
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Blackpool, The Reel Picture
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bracknell, Cineworld Bracknell
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bradford, Picturehouse Bradford At The National Media Museum
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bridgend, Odeon Bridgend
- Brighton, Duke Of York's Picturehouse
- Bristol, Cineworld Yate
- Bristol, Everyman Bristol
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Cinema De Lux
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Arts Picturehouse
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Canterbury, Curzon Canterbury
- Cardiff, Chapter
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Carlow, Carlow Omniplex
- Carlow, IMC Carlow
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus Omniplex
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Chelmsford, Everyman Chelmsford
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham The Screening Rooms
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Cork, The Gate Cork
- Cork, The Gate Mallow
- Coventry, Showcase Coventry
- Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre
- Craigavon, Craigavon Omniplex
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Cromer, Regal Movieplex
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Douglas, Cinemaworld Douglas
- Drogheda, The Arc Cinema
- Dublin, Balbriggan Omniplex
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Irish Film Institute
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dublin, Odeon Point Village
- Dublin, Savoy
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dundee, Cineworld Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- Edinburgh, Cameo Picturehouse
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Lothian Road
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Wester Hailes
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Enniskillen, IMC Enniskillen
- Epsom, Odeon Epsom
- Exeter, Exeter Picturehouse
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Fakenham, Central Cinema Fakenham
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Falmouth, Phoenix Cinema
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Galway, IMC Oranmore
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Gerrards Cross, Everyman Gerrards Cross
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Parkhead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Glengormley, Movie House Glengormley
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Harlow, Cineworld Harlow - Queensgate
- Harrogate, Everyman Harrogate
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Henley-on-Thames, Regal Picturehouse
- Hereford, The Courtyard Herefordshire's Centre For The Arts
- Huddersfield, Odeon Huddersfield
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Inverness, Eden Court
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Ipswich, Empire Ipswich
- Kendal, Brewery Arts Centre
- Kilkenny, IMC Kilkenny
- Kingsbridge, Kings Cinema
- Knutsford, Curzon Knutsford
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Everyman Leeds
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Limerick, Odeon Limerick
- Liverpool, Picturehouse At FACT
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Llanelli, Odeon Llanelli
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Macclesfield, Cinemac
- Maidenhead, Odeon Maidenhead
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Malton, Ryedale Palace
- Manchester, HOME
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Midleton, The Gate Midleton
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Mold, Theatr Clwyd
- Naas, Odeon Naas
- Newbridge, Odeon Newbridge
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyneside Cinema
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newquay, Lighthouse Cinema
- Newtownards, IMC Newtownards
- Norwich, Cinema City Picturehouse
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Oxford, Odeon Oxford George Street
- Oxford, Phoenix Picturehouse
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Oxted, Everyman Oxted
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Penrith, Rheged Centre
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Pocklington, Pocklington Arts Centre
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portlaoise, Odeon Portlaoise
- Portree, Aros
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Roscommon, C & L Plex
- Rugby, Cineworld Rugby
- Salisbury, Odeon Salisbury
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, The Light Cinema, Sheffield
- Sheffield, The Showroom
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, The Old Market Hall
- Solihull, Cineworld Solihull
- Southampton, Harbour Lights Picturehouse
- Southampton, Showcase Southampton Cinema De Lux
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- Stillorgan, Odeon Stillorgan
- Stirling, MacRobert Arts Centre
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- St. Neots, Cineworld St Neots
- Stockport, Marple Regent
- Stockport, The Light Cinema, Stockport
- Stratford-upon-Avon, Everyman Stratford-Upon-Avon
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Shaw Ridge
- Taunton, Odeon Taunton
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Torquay, Central Cinema
- Trowbridge, Odeon Trowbridge
- Truro, Plaza Cinema
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Wallasey, The Light Cinema, New Brighton
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Waterford, Odeon Waterford
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Weston-Super-Mare, Cineworld Weston-Super-Mare
- Wexford, The Arc Cinema, Wexford
- Winchester, Everyman Winchester
- Worcester, Odeon Worcester
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
- York, City Screen Picturehouse
- York, Everyman York
- York, Vue York
From Friday 16th February
To Thursday 22nd February

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Link
- Aberystwyth, Commodore
- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Athlone, IMC Athlone
- Banbury, Odeon Banbury
- Bangor, Bangor Omniplex
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bath, Little Theatre Cinema Picturehouse
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Belfast, Movie House Dublin Road
- Belfast, Odeon Belfast
- Berwick-upon-Tweed, The Maltings Theatre And Cinema
- Beverley, Parkway Cinema
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Bishop's Stortford, Empire Bishop's Stortford
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bracknell, Cineworld Bracknell
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bridgend, Odeon Bridgend
- Bristol, Everyman Bristol
- Bristol, Odeon Bristol
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Arts Picturehouse
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Everyman Chelmsford
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham
- Christchurch, Regent
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Craigavon, Craigavon Omniplex
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Downpatrick, Downpatrick Omniplex
- Dublin, Balbriggan Omniplex
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, Dublin Rathmines Omniplex
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Irish Film Institute
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Odeon Charlestown
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dublin, Odeon Point Village
- Dublin, Savoy
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dundalk, Dundalk Omniplex
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Lothian Road
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Wester Hailes
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Epsom, Odeon Epsom
- Exeter, Exeter Phoenix
- Exeter, Exeter Picturehouse
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Falmouth, Phoenix Cinema
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Galway, IMC Oranmore
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Gerrards Cross, Everyman Gerrards Cross
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Gloucester, Gloucester Guildhall
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Harlow, Cineworld Harlow - Queensgate
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Hawkhurst, Kino Hawkhurst
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Henley-on-Thames, Regal Picturehouse
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Keswick, Alhambra Cinema
- Kilkenny, IMC Kilkenny
- Killyconigan, Monaghan Omniplex
- Kilmarnock, Odeon Kilmarnock
- Knutsford, Curzon Knutsford
- Lancaster, The Dukes
- Leeds, Everyman Leeds
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Limerick, Odeon Limerick
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Liverpool, Picturehouse At FACT
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Llanelli, Odeon Llanelli
- Longford, Longford Omniplex
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Melton Mowbray, Regal Cinema
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Naas, Odeon Naas
- Newbridge, Odeon Newbridge
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyneside Cinema
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newry, Newry Omniplex
- Norwich, Cinema City Picturehouse
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Oxford, Curzon Oxford
- Oxford, Odeon Oxford George Street
- Oxford, Odeon Oxford Magdalen Street
- Oxford, Phoenix Picturehouse
- Oxford, Ultimate Picture Palace
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Oxted, Everyman Oxted
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Penistone, Paramount Cinema
- Penrith, Rheged Centre
- Perth, Perth Playhouse
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Portlaoise, Odeon Portlaoise
- Portsmouth, Odeon Port Solent
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rye, Kino Rye
- Sheffield, The Light Cinema, Sheffield
- Sheffield, The Showroom
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Sligo, Sligo Omniplex
- Southampton, Harbour Lights Picturehouse
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stillorgan, Odeon Stillorgan
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- Stockport, Marple Regent
- Stockton-on-Tees, Arc
- Stratford-upon-Avon, Everyman Stratford-Upon-Avon
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Tiverton, Tivoli
- Tralee, Tralee Omniplex
- Trowbridge, Odeon Trowbridge
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Tywyn, Magic Lantern Cinema
- Wallasey, The Light Cinema, New Brighton
- Waterford, Odeon Waterford
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wexford, Wexford Omniplex
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
- York, City Screen Picturehouse
- York, Vue York


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