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Steven Spielberg can’t make great drama out of The Post’s timely celebration of journalism

A pile of muck (old muck, too) with no rake, Steven Spielberg’s National Board Of Review-approved Nixon-era newspaper drama The Post lacks the exact thing it glorifies: a reporter’s instinct for story. Not that there isn’t anything to admire about the movie, which portrays the events that surrounded the leak of a…

Not fake news: Stephen Colbert debuts the trailer for Spielberg's Pentagon Papers film The Post

Calling it “a big deal” akin to unveiling “a Marvel Trailer if Meryl Streep was playing Thor” (and with Tom Hanks as the Hulk), Stephen Colbert surprised his audience on Tuesday’s Late Show by nabbing the first-ever broadcast of the trailer for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film The Post. Since the film, getting a…

Tom Hanks the writer is no Tom Hanks the actor, but his new book Uncommon Type is pretty good

It’s possible, but highly improbable, for one person to be so gifted they excel at everything they attempt. That’s the thing about polymaths; they’re exceedingly rare. While Tom Hanks’ debut short story collection Uncommon Type does not earn him a place next to Steve Martin or the late Sam Shepard on the dais of those…

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