I’m not sure I necessarily buy the Twitter reaction craze that has swept through Awards seasons in the past few years. Nonetheless, I wonder if I might be wrong about Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln after all. The film screened tonight at the New York Film Festival. These early reactions suggest an uneven film lead by a wonderful screenplay and a standout performance by Tommy Lee Jones. Apparently Daniel Day-Lewis isn’t as cage-shaking as we are used o.
I suspected Tony Kushner might have something up his sleeve. The film might be slow but actually a bit more interesting then the two trailers let on.
Seeing as the Best Supporting Actor and Actress categories are fairly weak, this early buzz for Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field thrusts them straight to the top of each list.
Here are some reactions that struck me:
Also I think Kushner is as much the auteur of LINCOLN as Spielberg is. His understanding of myth, process, history is all over this.
Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader and Sally Field are standouts in the cast of Lincoln