Abraham Lincoln is one of the most famous presidents in the history of the United States and Steven Spielberg tackles his life in the most powerful way possible. The film captures the final four months of Lincoln’s life as he struggles to end the war and pass the 13th amendment Daniel Day-Lewis gives an Oscar calibre performance as the president with one of the largest ensemble casts ever behind him. Tommy Lee-Jones, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, David Strathairn and John Hawkes are just some of the many strong supporting actors that show up in this film. Watch the trailer below and then read my review.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has had a busy movie year but Looper may his most original. This science fiction thriller from Rian Johnson fits right in with Inception and Avatar as original films that bend the genre. It goes like this. Time travel is illegal in 2074, so mobs use it to get rid of their enemies. Gordon-Levitt plays Joe, a Looper, who kills those sent back to 2044 and gets rid of the bodies. That is until his future self, played by Bruce Willis, appears and escapes, causing Joe to chase himself through Kansas. What ensues is a story unlike any you have ever seen where there are no heroes, just killers. And a cute little kid. Watch the trailer and read my review after the jump.