5. 'The Post'
In Steven Spielberg's propulsive political thriller,
it's not hard to find the link between right now and the threats that Nixon's White
House launched at Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl
Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks).The year is 1971; the question is whether or not to not publish the Pentagon
Papers and expose a massive government cover-up. Any relationship to Trump's
war against a free press is purely intentional. Streep could be headed for
Oscar No. 4 as a woman spoiling to be heard over an army of patronizing men. And Spielberg's speed-is-of-the-essence direction speaks with relevant power to the
past, present and a chilling future.