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Lincoln: The Sentimental Man and The Icon

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Right off the bat in Lincoln, director Steven Spielberg gives us one of his signature moments, a framing device in the story that is supposed to be based on historic facts that smacks of pure invention and threatens to derail our investment in, not just the individual moment, but the film as a whole.  

Cold Souls (Review)

Paul Giamatti comedy doesn't quite gel

0 Comments · Friday, September 4, 2009
High on concept, low on execution, writer/director Sophie Barthes' gray comedy of postmodern, existential panic never finds its balance before falling off the same kind of narrative that 'Being John Malkovich' danced effortlessly on. You might get a chuckle from the idea of the movie, but you'll never get to laugh. Grade: C-.