Mind & Body Films of The 2013 Awards Season

The SAG Awards, which took place on Sunday, 1/27, are completely in the hands of union actors, and the people made some very interesting choices as to which performers and ensembles deserved their golden statue… This awards season is a tough one to call. The pros are debating the success of the musical powerhouse “Les…

On Realism and Telling History: ‘Lincoln’

Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ is a story molded out of cold facts and softened by clever anecdotal interludes between Lincoln and his advisors (vice president, wife, and the people who look after his household). Of course Abraham Lincoln is so well-known to most audience members that the historical backdrop is easily set, allowing the storyline to progress from…