Screenwriter Josh Singer scored with Spotlight (2015), an amazingly smart, suspenseful, balanced newspaper movie with strong characters and a passion for journalism. Though everyone agreed it was a terrific movie, it was also agreed that director Tom McCarthy's visualization was a little on the ordinary side. Steven Spielberg, who I think is unquestionably one of the greatest living filmmakers, has never had such limitations, and he takes Singer's follow-up screenplay The Post — co-written with Liz Hannah — and turns it into a rich, dynamic cinematic tapestry worthy of his best films. It's exciting and essential, and one of my favorite films of 2017. Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks share the screen, surprisingly, for the first time ever, as Kay Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, circa 1971, and as executive editor Ben Bradlee...