Trailer Review: “Lincoln” and Daniel Day Lewis’s Magical Mind

Well, hey, Daniel Day.

Looks like you and Spielberg have concocted the classic “OH MY GOD IT’S A MOVIE ABOUT A PRESIDENT!” scheme just in time for the 2012 federal election.

Nothing could be better suited to another semester of right-left arguments, debates surrounding the merits of socialism, racism, and sexism, or the age-old and ever-evolving question of, “What does the Republican Party stand for?”

Daniel Day Lewis only does a movie every five years or so, and they’re mostly perfect. Spielberg has started to fade into the era of timely epic, focusing more on John Williams-scored flicks like War Horse and Band of Brothers, while Joseph Gordon-Levitt is working really hard so we can forget he was the guy who looked like the kid from Dazed and Confused in Third Rock From The Sun.

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“Joseph Gordon-Levitt is popping up everywhere,” by Vancouver Sun (September 6, 2012)

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Either way, Lincoln should bend our brains and make our hearts beat. Let’s just hope it’s less J. Edgar and more Frost/Nixon.