Saturday, 27 January 2018

The Post


Worthy but not riveting
Interesting but not compelling
Hanks was good, Streep was better
I wouldn't watch it again

29 comments:

  1. Haven’t seen, yet. Love your review - wonder if I will concur

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  2. Sort of agree with you, but would watch it again because Streep's house was so beautiful.

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  3. I love this snappy review!

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    1. Thanks Franny or is it Danny?

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  4. A POEM FOR THE EISTEDDFOD

    Worthy but not riveting
    Interesting but not compelling
    Hanks was good, Streep was better
    I wouldn't watch it again.

    I jumped back in the car
    And headed back to Trelawnyd
    Stopping at Sainsbury's to buy
    A yellow label scotch egg
    It looked so lonely sitting there
    I just had to set it free.

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    1. Quite beautiful the first verse is better than the second

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  5. I haven't seen it yet but am looking forward to it.

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  6. I think I enjoyed it because I lived through that time and was very emotionally affected by the whole horrible mess. The movie told the story very well and I was able to fill in the blanks for my daughter who was not born at the time and knew very little about it. The Vietnam war still haunts many of us.

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  7. I'am not compelled to see this movie John and your review confirmed that.. thanks! Hugs! deb

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  8. ...AH, but the ending. LOL

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  10. I was lukewarm about seeing it before your review and you've just confirmed my expectations. On the other hand, I totally recommend Phantom Thread which I saw this evening. Visually exquisite.

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  11. A good review, why write half a page when you can say it as you have done. Being guided by reviews can sometimes be tricky though, there must of been films that you've seen a poor review of and yet thoroughly enjoyed.

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  12. I love a 19-word movie review!! Dave and I were thinking of seeing it this weekend, but something tells me we'll get to it next week.

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  13. Seems you are a poet
    But didn't know it!

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  14. I plan to see it.....maybe.

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  15. Spot on . . . I agree!
    I saw it . . . done.
    (I did enjoy watching setting the type and
    watching the press happen.)

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  16. Yes, I heard it was slooooow. But I'll still see it. Love Hanks and Streep and I remember the bombshell that the Pentagon Papers were in America.

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  17. I'm not sure they know what to do with our Meryl these days. Such a shame coz I've loved her in almost everything. Just watched Hanks in 'You've Got Mail' this afternoon. Cheesy but acceptable for a wet and windy Sunday!!!

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    1. She was the greatest thing in this movie believe me

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  18. I did find it compelling. But then, I lived through that time and am living through the current insanity in the US regarding the faking of news and consistent lying to gain office and while there. In this context, The Post seems almost a wished for fantasy.

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  19. I liked that it almost rallied the press groups against Trump

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  20. I'm going to try again.
    I enjoyed the movie very much. We have Katherine Graham, Ben Bradlee and Daniel Ellsberg to thank for preserving freedom of press. Graham never wanted the job but was forced into it when her husband committed suicide. The men around her offered little support, talking through or around her. Defense Secretary McNamara was the last straw, a man she considered a friend betrayed her. Yeah, I liked this movie.

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  21. I want to see it. Your review of the Darkest Hour was lackluster but I loved it. Of course, being a retired teacher, I love anything having to do with history!

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  23. I'd watch anything with Streep.

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  24. Since I lived thru that whole era, I'm not the least bit interested in re-living it, my ulcer couldnt take another round !

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