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Review: Lincoln (2012)

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DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg.

CAST: Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, David Strathairn, James Spader, John Hawkes, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lee Pace, David Costabile, Gulliver McGrath, Hal Holbrook, Joseph Cross, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jared Harris, Tim Blake Nelson, Gloria Reuben.

SYNOPSIS: With the American Civil War reaching its inevitable conclusion, President Abraham Lincoln (Day-Lewis) races against time to abolish slavery before the Southern States attempt to quash his efforts. Though an early peace would save lives, Lincoln must decide whether to free the country’s slaves or end the war.

Based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, Team Of Rivals, Steven Spielberg’s commitment to lovingly recreating an authentic ambience makes Lincoln translate as a thoroughly engrossing historical experience. Continue reading

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Review: Dark Shadows (2012)

DIRECTOR: Tim Burton.

CAST: Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Grace Moretz, Gulliver McGrath, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller.

SYNOPSIS: After breaking the heart of witch Angelique Bouchard (Green), rich and powerful Barnabus Collins (Depp) is doomed to spend his life as a vampire – and then buried alive. When he is accidentally freed two hundred years later in 1972, Barnabus faces a very different world and a very different family.

Based on the American television series that ran from 1966-71, Dark Shadows is yet another excuse for Tim Burton to dabble in the supernatural and unconventional. But even with an immaculate performance from Johnny Depp, this new film from the duo (with Bonham Carter in tow, obviously) will have you begging for a time when they were joining forces for original projects like Edward Scissorhands. Continue reading