Tom Hanks And Meryl Streep FINALLY Starred In A Movie Together And It Was Flawless

Tom Hanks And Meryl Streep FINALLY Starred In A Movie Together And It Was Flawless

This movie is a must-see this season.
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I was watching an interview on "Ellen" with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep a couple weeks ago. As they were talking, Ellen brought up the fact that Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep had never starred in a movie together! I couldn't believe it. Someone must have noticed (namely, Steven Spielberg), as they finally got together in the historical drama "The Post". Do yourself a favor and check out this movie.

The film centers around Kay Graham (Meryl Streep), the owner of the Washington Post, and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks). The film follows the story of how the staff of the Washington Post discovers documents containing years of government secrets related to the Vietnam War. You have probably heard them referred to as the Pentagon Papers. Graham grapples with whether or not to publish the papers in the Washington Post and considers the potential implications.

Director Steven Spielberg leads a stellar cast and produces another movie that is truly a work of art. John Williams even composed the score. For more information about the film and the rest of the cast, check out IMDB.

This film has relevant commentary to the culture and society we're living in.

This film was directed by one of my favorite directors and stars two of my all-time favorite actors, so of course, I had to see it. The movie has been critically acclaimed - it recently even scored some Oscar nods. It was nominated for Best Picture and Meryl Streep was nominated (again) for Best Actress.

In case you missed it, "The Post" was also nominated for the Golden Globe Best Picture, along with some others. Meryl Streep was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama and Tom Hanks was nominated for the same actor category. Steven Spielberg even got nominated for directing.

Ultimately, I felt that the film's performance as an ensemble was strong. Streep was perfectly complex as Graham. It wasn't my favorite Tom Hanks performance, though he definitely had the appropriate energy for his character. They played off each other well and found the nuances in the situation that Graham and Bradlee handled.

The production design was incredible and transports you to the newspaper and government world of the '60s and '70s. I'm a little surprised that it didn't get much more as far as Oscar recognition goes, but the film's worth goes beyond any potential awards.

"The Post" sheds light on a conversation we need to keep having as a society.

Essentially, "The Post" creates a commentary centered around the idea of free speech. Graham and Bradlee had to decide how to walk the fine line between publishing highly impactful information to the public and maintaining government confidentiality.

Spoiler alert: ultimately, Graham decides that the newspaper's duty is to the public and not to protect the government.

It seemed at times as though this film was politically responsive, but in the context of the issues we continue to grapple with this film has a place. We are still dealing with the ideas of free speech and hate speech and who has the right to say what. Perhaps even more importantly, I think the main takeaway from this film is that the media serves the people, not the government.

There is a vital place for media in a functioning democracy, though we have to be educated enough to critically evaluate bias and understand information in order to find the truth. If these issues matter to you (and they should), then check out this little piece of important history nicely packaged in a star-studded film.

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The Ultimate List Of 'One Tree Hill' Moments That Left Us Shook

There's only one Tree Hill.
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Late last semester, I was in desperate need of a new Netflix show to start watching. I casually inquired to my roommates if I should start watching "One Tree Hill." Both having watched the show before, and slightly horrified that I've never even seen a single episode, they wholeheartedly urged me to begin the emotional journey that is "One Tree Hill." The show is quite a doozy at nine seasons, but I powered through all the ridiculous, melodramatic, and, above all, ups and downs that the multitude of characters experience. I have way too many thoughts concerning this show, but here we go.

Here are some of the best things about this show:

1. Brooke & Peyton's Friendship

2.Haley & Nathan's First Kiss

3. The Cracker Jack Box Prize

4. The Boytoy Auction

5. Lucas and Nathan's Budding Friendship

6. Whitey's Tough Love And Wisdom

7. Jake Being The Best All-Around Guy

8. Lucas's Heartfelt Speech To Brooke In The Rain

9. Peyton Bonding With Her Biological Mother

10. Karen & Keith Getting Together

11. Mouth Being The Ultimate Friend

12. Haley & Nathan Renewing Their Vows

13. The Ravens Winning The Basketball Championship

14. Lucas Declaring His Love To Peyton

15. Haley & Nathan Having Jamie

16. The Heartfelt Farewell To The River Court After Graduating High School

17. The Transformation Of Brooke Davis

18. Brooke & Peyton Reuniting In Tree Hill

19. Haley & Nathan's Little Family

20. Quentin & Jamie

21. Lucas & Peyton Getting Back Together

22. Deb Knocking Nanny Carrie Out

23. The Dog Eating Dan's Heart

24. Lucas & Peyton Getting Married

25. Peyton & Lucas Having Sawyer

26. Nathan Getting Into The NBA

27. Brooke & Julian's Relationship

28. Clay & Quinn Getting Together

29. The Utah Trip

30. Brooke & Julian's Wedding

31. Lydia Scott Arriving

32. Brooke Telling Julian She's Pregnant

33. Jude & Davis Baker

34. Chase Being The Best Bar Manager

35. Chris Keller Returning

36. Keith Forgiving Dan

37. Clay & Quinn Getting Engaged

38. Clay & Quinn & Logan Becoming A Family

39. The Cast Singing Along To The Theme Song

40. This Iconic Line

"One Tree Hill" is definitely a show that gives you some serious feelings, and because of that, I think it's one of the best teen dramas ever made. Lucas, Nathan, Brooke, Peyton, Karen, Keith, Whitey, Jamie, Deb, Mouth, Skills, Clay, Quinn, Millie, Chase, Chris, and even Dan will always have a place in every OTH fan's heart. There is, after all, only one Tree Hill.



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