A newsworthy pairing

Steven Spielberg’s stellar drama “The Post” (⋆⋆⋆, PG-13) is a sophisticated political thriller that’s also a love letter to the newspaper industry. Set during the Vietnam War, it follows Meryl Streep as Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee, facing a perilous decision: Should they release the top-secret Pentagon Papers, detailing the dark history of U.S. involvement in the conflict? The two actors strike sparks off each other like flint and steel.

COLIN COVERT

Also coming Tuesday

“Humor Me”

“The Commuter”

“Genius: Einstein”

“Mystery Science Theater 3000,” ­Season 11