Lincoln covers Film Comment

Beautiful shot. Kent Jones’ article isn’t online but it’s reportedly worth the $5.95 newsstand price of admission all by itself.
Posted On 11 Feb 2013

Spielberg, Goodwin, and Day-Lewis on 60 Minutes: “Bringing Lincoln to Life”

60 Minutes tonight explores the depth of detail that Spielberg and his collaborators put into recreating Lincoln’s world of 1864. Here’s the complete 12-minute segment featuring extended interviews with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Daniel Day-Lewis and Spielberg himself....
Posted On 10 Feb 2013

Just a Reminder of 2012′s Best Picture Contenders

It’s so easy to get caught up in the hype of awards season. Most people vote with their emotions, I totally get it. But someday people will look back on this year with astonishment.  And much of that will have to do with this:   And when you further add on 12 Oscar...
Posted On 10 Feb 2013

The State of the Race: Ruminating on Argo as The Frontrunner

Before I begin, let me explain. It’s true that we’ve reached the moment in every Oscar year where the pundits and the bloggers have thrown up their hands and decided, the Oscar race is over.  Argo will win Best Picture and for the win to make sense it has to take...
Posted On 06 Feb 2013

Comment from an Unlikely Source

Over at Hollywood-Elsewhere, Jeff Wells is working hard to convince the world that Lincoln is both an unworthy film and an unworthy Oscar contender.  The truth is, what Lincoln is transcends the Oscar race, as most great films do. It is a trap to start thinking that the votes of...
Posted On 04 Feb 2013