Spielberg's "The Post" being screened for press in NYC, Los Angeles and Boston on 11.21.17

Much to my surprise, Steven Spielberg's "The Post" will be screening for Boston press next Tuesday. I will, of course, be in attendance. This does show a lot of confidence by the studio in regards to the quality of the film, but don't hold your breath. A week later, I will also be attending Paul Thomas Anderson's "Phantom Thread," and a week after is "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." Those are the missing links for the movie year, The dominoes are starting to fall into place. You can also count Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World" which is supposed to reshoot Kevin Spacey's scenes, with Christopher Plummer replacing him, any day now. I don't expect that to screen until late December. 

Here's what I had to say about the Spielberg trailer last week:

Spielberg trailers don't do it for me. They tend to underwhelm. They are marketed for the mainstream crowd. "Lincoln" and "Bridge of Spies" are the best recent examples.  I don't mean to sound pessimistic, but I sure hope this movie is better than the paint-by-numbers melodramatic potboiler last week's released trailer made it out to be. The thumping drum/bell quick cuts felt cliche-ridden. My fingers are still crossed, but THOSE WIGS! blech.
Official Synopsis:

"Ben Bradlee and Kay Graham of The Washington Post challenge the federal government for the right to publish classified information in 1971."

“The Post” opens on December 22nd.