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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 ...

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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 ...

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Lessons for Obama, from Abe Lincoln

Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir feeds our twin cravings for movie insight and political prognosis, and skirts the review embargo on Spielberg’s Lincoln by talking about the man in terms of the film. Abraham Lincoln remains until further notice the standard by which all presidents are judged, and by which all invariably ...

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Spielberg’s Lincoln, a Different Kind of War Movie

The early talk after a test screening in New York that Lincoln would not be full of sweeping battle scenes depicting the Civil War worried some. They did the math in their head: Spielberg + Lincoln + Civil War = War Horse about slavery. BUT that isn’t the war depicted ...

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The State of the Oscar Race – And of These, Hope

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With two weeks before the US Presidential election, nerves are frayed. The horses are kicking in their stalls. Cumulonimbus clouds on the horizon and a country sharply divided. Oscar season had no choice but to start early this year. With ballots being turned in very early in January, there are ...

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Spielberg to be Keynote Speaker at Gettysburg Dedication

(voiced by Jeff Daniels) What a wonderful idea for Spielberg to give the dedication at Gettysburg this November 19. Gettysburg was last seen making an appearance in Showtime’s Homeland, as the character Brody vibed liberty and bravery at the hallowed site. I’m glad that’s not the last look I’ll have ...

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