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Lincoln (movie, 2012)

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  • Tony Kushner's Chicago visit a virtual event for most

    Tony Kushner's Chicago visit a virtual event for most
    This Friday at 4 p.m. at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner will pay a visit to one of his favorite Chicago haunts. In the spirit of the movie “Lincoln,” which Kushner wrote and which revels in the...
  • Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?

    Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?
    A modest proposal: Movies exploring some aspect of American history, such as “Argo,” “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” should leave off the “based on a true story” or “inspired by true events”...
  • RedEye's 2013 Oscar predictions

    RedEye's 2013 Oscar predictions
    For context about predictions of major entertainment events, Duff Goldman from “Ace of Cakes” correctly predicted the result of this year’s Super Bowl. NFL experts did not. Likewise, making Oscar predictions can be a bit ridiculous, as...
  • Overlooked screenplays this Oscar season

    Overlooked screenplays this Oscar season
    In 1945 Raymond Chandler wrote a screed against Hollywood, and Hollywood screenwriting, for the Atlantic Monthly. "An industry with such vast resources and such magic techniques should not become dull so soon," said the man who later characterized his...
  • 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...
  • The Oscars telecast's rocky road

    The Oscars telecast's rocky road
    Last night's Oscars were like an emotional roller-coaster at a terrible amusement park--beginning wth Seth MacFarlane's as-bad-as-feared monologue, the show rarely rose above painful and hit few peaks. Allow us to relive some of the night's best and worst...
  • Oscars speeches: Honestly sincere, or expertly faked?

    Oscars speeches: Honestly sincere, or expertly faked?
    Los Angeles looks lush. But as often noted, it is actually an arid wasteland where nothing but artifice and self-interest sprouts naturally. That's the cynical, archetypal reading. For instance, two thirds of the way into Nathanael West's cynical,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...