‘The Post’ delivers but doesn’t crack this list of the Top 5 journalism movies

By Todd Harmonson

A strong opening weekend, glowing reviews and likely Oscar nominations bode well for “The Post” reaching a large audience as it argues the case for press freedom.

But journalists will judge the Meryl Streep-Tom Hanks-Steven Spielberg movie against the best journalism films ever made, and that bar is extraordinarily high. It would be tough even to anoint it the top offering of the decade since “Spotlight” won the Academy Award for best picture of 2015.

From the perspective of an editor, former reporter and lover of journalism movies, “The Post” was excellent and a timely reminder of the need for the First [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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