The National Board of Review names ‘The Post’ best picture of 2017

Meryl Streep, left, talks to director Steven Spielberg and costar Tom Hanks on the set of “The Post.” (Niko Tavernise)

Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” received its first major honor of awards season on Tuesday, as the movie about the journalism industry was named the year’s best picture by the National Board of Review. The film, which will not be released in theaters until Dec. 22, documents how The Washington Post covered the Pentagon Papers. It stars…