Daniel Day Lewis is at his best as the former president in Spielberg’s new film about the abolition of slavery. Although at times desperately slow with much of the action taking place in the House of Representatives and other scenes (such as Lincoln’s death) are far too rushed, it may disappoint Spielberg fans but the outstanding acting from Day-Lewis and Sally Fields makes up for any boredom.
Your University’s newspaper has now been distributed around campus – but what, I wonder, is the theme for The Rabbit Film Section this week?
You will have the delights to read all of our finest content from our best writers. There’s an article on James Bond, an insight in to the people behind the camera, and some reviews of some of the films which are up for Oscar nominations/.
For any film fan, The Oscars are the highlight of the year, a culmination of some of the years biggest and best films, a chance to recognise some of the best talent around. Of course, for everyone else there is the element of style, glamour and a chance to see their favourite star getting the recognition they deserve.
The Oscars are announced on the 24th February 2013.
Naomi Jeffreys, Film Editor
Next up on our category breakdown is Best Screenplay from a previously published material.
The Nominees: Benh Zeitlin ‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’; Tony Kushner ‘Lincoln’; David Magee ‘Life Of Pi’; David O. Russell ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and Chris Terrio ‘Argo’.
A great list of nominees, but one piece of work stands out there. I wouldn’t have minded ‘Skyfall’ or ‘The Sessions’ to get a nomination here, but the five up there are already strong enough. So, quite simply, the Oscars are spot on with this.
Who should win: Tony Kushner ‘Lincoln’. Playwright Tony Kushner collaborated with Spielberg before, for ‘Munich’, and they had a job on their hands with adapting Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book ‘Team Of Rivals’. Kushner nails it, producing a story that is full of talking, talking, negotiating, bargaining, talking, more talking, and it’s all riveting. Superb script.
Who will win: I doubt the Oscars will be stupid here, so Tony Kushner ‘Lincoln’. The category is filled with good material but as I said this stands out. It’s one of the best movies ever written about politics. Kushner will be deserving of his Oscar.
Yazen Al Samen