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PHANTOM THREAD: rapturous and witty

Phantom Thread, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, is Paul Thomas Anderson’s rapturously beautiful and unexpectedly witty story of a strong-willed man and two equally strong-willed women. Reynolds (Day-Lewis) is a dressmaker to the rich and famous in 1950s London.  His unmarried sister … Continue reading

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Lincoln: Spielberg introduces us to Lincoln the man

At the moment of Abraham Lincoln’s death, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, standing at the foot of Lincoln’s bed, said “Now he belongs to the ages”.  Indeed, Lincoln became immortalized as moral icon, martyr and master of language (all of … Continue reading

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Trailer for Spielberg’s Lincoln

Here’s the trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln with Daniel Day-Lewis. It’s based on Doris Kearn Goodwin’s absorbing Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.  The film will be released on November 9. The brilliant cast also includes Joseph … Continue reading

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For Presidents’ Day: the Lincoln movie

In late December, we’ll see a movie about perhaps the greatest American made by perhaps our greatest filmmaker.    Steven Spielberg is directing Lincoln, based on Doris Kearn Goodwin’s absorbing Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Daniel … Continue reading

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10 Best Prison Movies

So how does A Prophet stack up against other films in that time honored genre – the Prison Movie? Can a French film rank high among the Alcatraz, Sing Sing and Folsom fare? My top ten includes familiar themes – … Continue reading

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