Daniel Day- Lewis

My Beautiful Laundrette, out now in a new, restored 2K digital transfer on Criterion Blu-ray, takes place in a specific setting and with such specific characters that, even though the place and time feels very unfamiliar, is rendered relatable with an expressionistic tone by a humanistic director who coached some true, raw performances — including one from then up-and-comer Daniel Day-Lewis.

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Unexpected: Ben Affleck, Tom Hooper, Quentin Tarantino, and Kathryn Bigelow snubbed in Director in favor of Benh Zeitlin and Michael Haneke.

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The second oldest film critics group in the country tonight named The Master the best film of 2012 during its 46th annual awards meeting. The Master led all films with three wins, including Best Supporting Actor for Philip Seymour Hoffman and Best Original Screenplay for it’s director Paul Thomas Anderson.

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There are more than a couple extraordinary things about ‘Lincoln.’ Especially in today’s frustratingly gridlocked political environment, it is timelier than ever.

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Steven Spielberg’s newest holiday Oscar-bait project, Lincoln, suffers under the burden of its own ambitious pretensions, for what it offers up in the acting department is often sabotaged by jagged pacing, uneven story-telling, and a redundant message.

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Here we go again on our own. Going down the only road…. Eric, Trey, and Trevan are back this week with reviews for Lincoln and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.

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Hollywood has thrown itself behind the notion that the Civil War will be the next ‘big thing,’ and seem to be angling for a piece of the action, the first offering coming in less than seven months with the June 2012 release of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

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