Ben Bradlee

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Former Democratic senator and presidential hopeful Gary Hart: “I bear a very heavy burden of responsibility.” Photograph: Nick Cote/The New York Times

As we fantasise about a parallel universe, where America is not a joke and our president cares about other human beings, the same questions keep swirl(...)

Tom Hanks in The Post: we swoon, fan ourselves or need to be alone for a few minutes with “our thoughts”

Last week, when our clever, handsome, nicely socked leader, Leo Varadkar, spoke to Americans, sympathised with Trump and criticised the media, I thoug(...)

Tom Hanks as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and Meryl Streep as publisher Katharine Graham in The Post. Photograph: Niko Tavernise/20th Century Fox/AP

The United States is the home of the movie theatre, and no more so than in the nation’s capital. Peppered throughout Washington DC are small, indepen(...)

Steven Spielberg: 'I probably watch five old movies a week and five new movies a week. And it’s the old films more that make me want to keep directing.' Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Wrapped in a heavy suit and scarf against the wintry London day outside, Steven Spielberg walks up without a coterie of minders, a trail of rose petal(...)

 Meryl Streep arrives at The Post Washington, DC premiere at the Newseum on December 14th, 2017. Photograph:  Leigh Vogel/Getty Images

A rightwing guerrilla artist in Los Angeles has claimed responsibility for posters that depict Meryl Streep as an enabler of Harvey Weinstein, calling(...)

The truth is that this is not a zero sum game – boys and men have nothing to lose and everything to gain from this period of openness.

It is easy to think of the rolling wave of revelations about sexual harassment as a surge of female protest against men. Easy because it is true – tho(...)

Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on the set of “The Post” which portrays   the “Washington Post”’s efforts to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Photograph: Niko Tavernis/Twentieth Century Fox

It is just over a year since Donald Trump blathered his way to an unlikely electoral triumph. It is, thus, surely too soon to assess the cinema of the(...)

Tom Hanks at his office in Santa Monica, California. Photograph: Jake Michaels/The New York Times

Lovely, lovely Tom Hanks – whom only a heel could dislike – has just published his first collection of short stories. If we know anything about Hanks (...)

A newsagent reads the final print edition of The Independent on Sunday outside his shop in Soho last weekend. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images

The London Independent (the “Indy”), and its Sunday sibling, are today closing down their print editions and moving entirely online. Is this the end(...)

Joe Crowley (right) a survivor of clerical abuse, and Michael Cyril Creighton, the actor who portrays him in ‘Spotlight’.

The idea of journalism being cinematic is counterintuitive. Rather than being visually appealing, the craft of journalism is more in keeping with Bism(...)

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