…Hem and Haw

“Phantom Thread,” tells a different kind of love story. It’s so different in fact, that at first you may not realize it’s about love at all. But hidden beneath the layers of anything-but-chic gowns and loads of snark is a story about two people finding their perfect match. Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson,…

…Not Perish From the Earth

“Lincoln” is Steven Spielberg at his best. It’s a big film with a big cast and it makes no apologies for it. The film recounts President Lincoln’s efforts to pass the Thirteenth Amendment, which would formally abolish slavery in the US.  Fearing that the courts will not recognize his Emancipation Proclamation once the Civil War has ended, Lincoln is…

…Second Guess

With the 70th Golden Globe Awards in the history books, it’s time to regroup for our Academy Award predictions. A good number of the award winners were fairly predictable.  Daniel Day-Lewis got his well-deserved Golden Globe for “Lincoln.”  Anne Hathaway won “Best Supporting Actress in a Film.” But a surprise victory for “Argo” throws a…