As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with the carnage on the battlefield and in fights with many of his own cabinet members over the decision to emancipate the slaves.
Undoubtedly one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood’s best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, director and writer. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1946. He went to California State University Long Beach, but dropped out to pursue his entertainment career. He gained notoriety as an uncredited assistant editor on the classic western “Wagon Train” (1957). Among his early directing efforts were Battle Squad (1961), which combined World War II footage with footage of an airplane on the ground that he makes you believe is moving. He also directed Escape to Nowhere (1961), which featured children as World War Two soldiers, including his sister Anne Spielberg, and The Last Gun (1959), a western. All of these were short films. The next couple of years, Spielberg directed a couple of movies that would… read more
Austere and restrained, a surprisingly "for adults" movie. The ending sucks, but I think that's because while this is a movie really about Lincoln's relationship with the 13th amendment, there had to be some pretension about it being about the man himself. This is a Lincoln horrified by the Civil War, matured by it and driven to grey hair and martyrdom.
A mi entender, un buen ejemplo de lo que debería ser el llamado "Cine Histórico": Se narra un episodio específico, tenso y dramático de la vida de un personaje, lo que nos permite conocerlo mejor que si viéramos cada pasaje de su vida. Aunque a veces me perdí debido a mi desconocimiento del período retratado y sus detalles, la película, sobre todo en su tercio final, logra emocionarnos con la gesta abolicionista.
Sundance’s lineup, The New York Film Critics Circle Awards, The Museum of the Moving Image’s First Look series, new Shane Carruth, & more.
Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Daney on Godard, Jack Nicholson & Antonioni, a trio of Film Comment pieces, and more.
Only one film on the agenda today for the Belgrade FEST because of other obligations – but it’s a big one: Spielberg’s “Lincoln”, screening a day after Daniel Day-Lewis won the Oscar for best actor… read review
Era un film a rischio, ‘Lincoln’, così a rischio di scivolare nella retorica da farsi prendere con le molle malgrado il plauso generale. Sia la retorica statunitense in generale – la tendenza a stelle… read review
Genre: Biography, History
Director: Steven Spielberg
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Cast… read review