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Viola Davis Wears Her Natural Hair as she intros Day-Lewis

Viola Davis Wears Her Natural Hair as she intros Day-Lewis

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Whenever I see that beautiful afro on Viola Davis I am reminded of her subtle rebellion against the need to blend in to appeal to industry voters who really only see one kind of woman.  She did it at the Oscars and she’s done it again last night. Also, Daniel Day-Lewis.  His performance, along with Kushner’s script and Spielberg’s subtle direction, are the essential forces that build Lincoln’s foundation: After…

Daniel Day-Lewis in the Lincoln Bedroom

Daniel Day-Lewis in the Lincoln Bedroom

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Nov. 15, 2012 “We had just watched the movie ‘Lincoln’ in the White House theatre with the director, screenwriter and many of the actors attending. Later, the President invited Daniel Day-Lewis upstairs to see the Lincoln Bedroom in the private residence. Here is Day-Lewis, who had just come to life as Abraham Lincoln, viewing the Gettysburg Address.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Full-size after the cut.

What President Obama Learned from Lincoln

What President Obama Learned from Lincoln

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As person of the year, President Obama was asked about the film, Lincoln: I wanted to ask you, Mr. President, about the film Lincoln. We know that you gathered a group to see it here. And for me watching that movie, it was as if I had spent three hours with Lincoln. And I wondered how— it was a very emotional experience. And I wondered how you felt watching that movie. What…

SBIFF to Honor Daniel Day-Lewis with Montecito Award

SBIFF to Honor Daniel Day-Lewis with Montecito Award

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Lincoln is now officially the highest grossing film of Daniel Day-Lewis’ career. If you adjust for inflation, it comes in second. Now, the Santa Barbara Film Fest will honor him with the Montecito Award, which I will hopefully witness in person. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is proud to announce that it will be garnering two-time Academy Award® winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis with the prestigious Montecito Award at the…

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Top Fifteen Performances of 2012 and Their Supporting Players

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1. Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln. There might not be another actor alive who would devote many months just to find Lincoln’s voice. Fewer still who could take what history told us about him, subtract the multitude of falsely deep Lincoln voices because they sounded “more important” and give us the real Lincoln via his unusual and less familiar voice. He was going to take some shit for this choice, as no one…

Picture of the Day

Picture of the Day

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“Masterpiece,” Declares the New York Times as Lincoln Enters the Race with the Best Reviews of the Year

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Because movies are mostly disappointing these days you sometimes forget why there are film critics at all, until a movie like Lincoln comes along. It takes awareness of both history and film history to appreciate Lincoln. It takes an attention span and a curiosity about life in general, politics, American history. If none of that works for you, you must know enough about acting, writing and directing to recognize greatness…

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“Lyrical, grand and immersive,” Lincoln scores an A from EW

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EW’s Owen Gleiberman says Speilberg’s Lincoln, scripted by Tony Kushner, “is one of the most authentic biographical dramas I’ve ever seen.” As the title character of Steven Spielberg’s solemnly transfixing Lincoln, Daniel Day-Lewis is tall and elegantly stooped, with thatchy gray-black hair, sunken cheeks, and a grin that tugs at the corners of his mouth whenever he tries to win someone over by telling them a good story (which is…

Picture of the Day: It is on

Picture of the Day: It is on

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Day-Lewis to Win Third Oscar, O’Neil Proclaims

Day-Lewis to Win Third Oscar, O’Neil Proclaims

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Over at Gold Derby, Tom O’Neil has seen Lincoln and says the Oscar for Best Actor is over: Move over, Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Walter Brennan and Ingrid Bergman. Daniel Day-Lewis is about to join you in the pantheon of Oscar’s second-biggest winners. After previous Academy Award victories for “My Left Foot” (1989) and “There Will Be Blood” (2007), Day-Lewis is now a shoo-in to win for “Lincoln.” He’ll soon…