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
Really not as bad as many below are giving it credit for. If you don't like history, you may find this film boring. ITony Kushner's script is pretty great, quasi-Shakespearean in its ability to plumb the depths and scale the heights of the American vernacular. The acting is also superb, especially from Lewis and Jones. It's Masterpiece Theater quality (at its best) , fairly substantive mIddlebrow entertainment,
Spielberg again hones his craft: bringing historical narratives straight from U.S. high school textbooks to the big screen with all the sentimentality of your grandpa who fought in the war. Particularly offensive is one of the closing scenes, wherein an African-American woman exorbitantly praises her Great White Lover for delivering her, even if his compromises would lead to another century (and more) of pain.
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