ON paper, The Post cannot fail to deliver. Out tomorrow, this latest film from Steven Spielberg stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in a worthy take on the battle between the American free press and US Government that followed the unauthorised release of the infamous Pentagon Papers in 1971.

The activist Daniel Ellsberg was instrumental in the initial leaking of the Papers, which revealed four presidencies to have lied about the Vietnam War, but it is the involvement of Kay Graham (Streep) and Ben Bradlee (Hanks) that is the focus of this new awards hopeful.

Graham was America’s first female newspaper publisher, whilst Bradlee was her cantankerous editor at The Washington Post. Together, they proved instrumental in the fight to see the Papers published and press regulations by President Nixon blocked.

The Post marks the third collaboration between Spielberg and Hanks, after Saving Private Ryan and Saving Mr Banks, but is remarkably the director’s first-ever work with Streep.

Knowing this, Hanks reportedly opted, as a practical joke, not to tell the Sophie’s Choice actress that Spielberg did not rehearse with actors prior to filming. Streep’s later response was as diva-ish as Hanks had hoped but, thankfully, the trio all got along splendidly.

The first of two Disney-Pixar animations out this year, ahead of The Incredibles 2, Coco is a dazzlingly attractive new film which tells of a boy – Miguel – who accidentally crosses into the Land of the Dead during Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations.

Known in Spanish as Día de los Muertos, you may remember the Day of the Dead festival as having featured in the opening sequence of 2015’s Spectre, in which a skull-masked Daniel Craig prevents a terrorist bombing.

It is a festival that traditionally sees Mexicans gather, as friends and family, to pray for the departed and help them on their spiritual journey.

In Coco, Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) has been brought up in a family for whom music banned, after his great-great-grandfather abandoned his wife to pursue an instrumental career.

Miguel, however, secretly dreams of becoming a musician himself and so plans to steal his ancestor’s famous guitar from his mausoleum to use in a Day of the Dead talent contest.

It is when Miguel takes the guitar that he finds himself among the dead, who are in town for the festival.

Cursed for his crime, Miguel has until sunset to find a way back to the Land of the Living or face death himself.

Toby Symonds