…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…