December 22nd, 2012

Castlelake

Other movies not to miss - Lincoln and Life of Pi

While we were all preoccupied with The Hobbit, I wanted to comment on two truly excellent films I've seen in the past month. The first is Lincoln, directed by Spielberg and starring Daniel Day-Lewis with a luminous supporting cast including Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, Lee Pace, James Spader, and Hal Holbrook. But it's Daniel Day-Lewis who really shines here. He becomes Lincoln, including mimicking the high voice that Lincoln reportedly had, the tall, gaunt look, the stooped shoulders carrying the weight of the war as well as the personal sorrow of the death of his son and his wife's inability to cope with it. If the Academy doesn't award Day-Lewis Best Actor for this movie, then something is seriously wrong.
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