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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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I Should Probably Post These Oscar Nominations, Then

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Seeing as everyone was a little Oscar’d out yesterday, I thought I’d wait until today to put these up. I’m not going to say too much, as I think I exhausted my point over on Twitter (@iamnotwaynegale) and said everything I wanted to when predicting my nominations here.

‘Snubs’ aside, all I’ll say is that I’m absolutely thrilled for Benh Zeitlin and little Quvenzhané and really pleased Eiko Ishioka gets a fitting tribute.

Check out the full list of nominees for the 85th Academy Awards below: Continue reading

2012 Boston Society Of Film Critics Winners

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Hello, Ezra Miller.

Definitely a more than welcome addition to this relatively straightforward batch of winners, I personally feel he was robbed of Award attention for 2011’s We Need To Talk About Kevin – the ever vigilant BIFA nominated him, however.

Though his nomination here is certain to keep the race unchanged, and though it would also be nice to see the fearless Logan Lerman receive some recognition, this is the only real talking point from Boston’s Oscar-ready candidates.

If you want to remain relatively unsurprised, check out the full list of winners below: Continue reading

2012 New York Film Critics Circle Winners

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It’s bongo time again, kids.

Matthew McConaughey walks away with yet another prize, this time for his work in both Bernie and Magic Mike. But that’s not the main point of interest here, with Rachel Weisz winning Best Actress for The Deep Blue Sea and Zero Dark Thirty taking away three on the night.

It’s nice to see a fresh bunch of winners alongside the frontrunners, but Zero Dark Thirty is set to be a very strong contender in the lead up to February 24th.

Check out the full list of winners below: Continue reading