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Lincoln (movie, 2012)

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  • 'Lincoln' review: Great performance, OK movie

    'Lincoln' review: Great performance, OK movie
    **1/2 (out of four) It's pretty incredible that Steven Spielberg got the real Abraham Lincoln to play himself in “Lincoln,” a recounting of the first few months of 1865 as the president worked to pass the 13th Amendment and end the Civil War....
  • 'Lincoln': A political animal of a different kind ★★★★

    'Lincoln': A political animal of a different kind ★★★★
    "Lincoln" is a grave and surprisingly subtle magic trick, conjuring the past and an almost ridiculously impressive figure in ways that transcend art direction and the right stovepipe hat. Director Steven Spielberg's latest combines the most commonly...
  • Movie makeup: The good, the bad and the 'J. Edgar'

    Movie makeup: The good, the bad and the 'J. Edgar'
    Attention, vampires. Later this week, while you're watching the final installment in the "Twilight" series, if the quality of the new film is consistent with the earlier films, well, you will probably find yourself wondering if it's just you or do all...
  • Cannes Film Festival: Steven Spielberg heads jury

    Cannes Film Festival: Steven Spielberg heads jury
    “We’re always sitting in personal private judgment of the films we see,” Steven Spielberg said Wednesday, in Wednesday’s Cannes Film Festival press conference introducing this year’s nine-person jury headed by Spielberg....
  • Nate Silver: In Hollywood, 'Nobody knows anything'

    Nate Silver: In Hollywood, 'Nobody knows anything'
    Predictability and the arts-and-entertainment world have an uneasy relationship. Predictability is a given — like the mouthfeel of a Big Mac — when it comes to, say, the punch lines on "Two and a Half Men" or the beats of your average...
  • Black and white and 'Blue' catch the attention

    Black and white and 'Blue' catch the attention
    CANNES, France -- Paradox! This is how it goes here: Just as the weather deigns to become a thing of sun-splashed French Riviera wonder, the 66th Cannes Film Festival responds with an 8:30 a.m. world premiere of "Nebraska," director Alexander Payne's...
  • When celebrity interviews go bad

    When celebrity interviews go bad
    Let us consider for a moment the Hollywood performance that never gets nominated for awards but can be just as indelible as any Oscar-winning role. I'm referring to the celebrity interview that goes viral. Typically interviews that are done during a...
  • Oscar nominations: 'Lincoln' leads Academy Award contenders with 12

    Oscar nominations: 'Lincoln' leads Academy Award contenders with 12
    With a conspicuous diss of Kathryn Bigelow, the un-nominated director of “Zero Dark Thirty,” the Academy Awards nominations were announced Thursday morning. “Zero Dark Thirty” was one of nine films given the best picture...
  • When movies feel like TV

    When movies feel like TV
    Last month after a screening, even as the lights came up in the theater, I could feel "Zero Dark Thirty" fading, its images and impact already softening in my head. No, no, wait: not fading — mingling. If our cultural experiences rub shoulders at...
  • Logging family time with Lincoln

    Logging family time with Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln has been given many titles over the years: Rail Splitter, Great Emancipator, even, to the detriment of the undead, Vampire Hunter. Some of these have more historical credibility than others. But one that he's earned without question,...
  • 'Saving Lincoln' review: What were they thinking?!

    'Saving Lincoln' review: What were they thinking?!
    0.5 stars (out of four) I kid you not: Someone in “Saving Lincoln” actually says, “Lincoln, I had been thinkin' ...,” and it's not meant to be funny. Of course, this is a historical drama in which all of the sets are green...