THE POST (2017)


A film by Steven Spielberg

Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson

The story of the Post who got the hold of the Pentagon Papers and the unfolding battle between the free press and a White House that struggled to keep the secrets of how our government handled the Vietnam War under wraps.

Daniel Ellsberg (Matthew Rhys) who heard a government official lied to the press decided to walk away with classified documents of the Pentagon on the history of Vietnam, including sensitive and confidential information that revealed the lies the government had told the American people for years, and why this does not surprise me at all, the government lying that would be a first yeah! right. One said “McNamara knew we couldn’t win in ’65.” And they went and sent more people to Vietnam . The thing is that the truth came first in the New York times and the Times got shut down by the government so the source wanted to have his stolen papers published and did the unthinkable.


The two central character here Kay Graham (Meryl Streep), the publisher of the Post, doing a job that too many men around her consider her incapable of doing, and Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), the editor of the Post, and the man who never questions whether of not they should publish. Both actors incarnated their characters well plus they had big shoes to fill. Also everything is at stake and Graham feared that she could make the wrong decision. There is tension in the film but lack of suspense and Bob Odenkirk almost steals the show here the guy who investigate he is the key piece of the post without him I think none of that would happen. You will see a parade of familiar actors in there as well.  the Post had balls knowing they could lose everything. The Freedom of the Press do not mess with it. Over all the film works well here and it is entertaining.




CAROL (2015)


A film by Todd Haynes

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson

The book, “The Price of Salt,” eventually published in 1952 under a pseudonym has finally come to life at the movies. We know the author of the book is Patricia Highsmith. Carol is a lesbian sub-culture of the 1950s closet kind of film.

Therese (Rooney Mara) works behind the toy counter at a department store in New York City. She has a sort-of boyfriend (Jake Lacy), and a fun group of pals (all men), but there is something about her attitude behind that counter that suggests Therese is waiting … for what she doesn’t know, and what the does not know is coming soon. An elegant Blonde comes to the counter and somehow some sparks flies but the transaction that is going to take place is business like and a little flirtatious. The there is Harge (Kyle Chandler) and  Harge and Carol (Cate Blanchett)  are separated, and fighting over access to their young daughter. There is some friction between the two because they are fighting for the custody of their child. Therese and Carol takes off on a trip where it is going to be revealing that the relationship will go to an other level.


The thing is this film is about relationship, and loneliness, it is film in a manner of a film noir here. It is also about the late 40’s where lesbian relationship were deep in the closet and taboo. Harge is lonely but still loves his wife and wants to get back together of course he is selfish, in the other hand Carol knows where she stands but she knows not too come out of the closet because they will be consequences. Therese who does not know where she stand has a boyfriend but not really in love with him, it looks like she is trying to find out someone who will listen to her. Back then man was in control of their relationship but women was living in the shadows of the husband. Everybody in this film is lonely as hell and are trying to figure out how to fix things where it might be already too late.