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.
The Silver Linings Playbook was a movie that wasn’t really on peoples radar at the start of the festival circuit. Everyone knew it was directed by David O. Russell and had an amazing cast, but that was about it. Then it won the TIFF People’s Choice Award and now it is a serious contender for the Oscars early next year. The film follows Pat, a man released from a mental ward after an incident with his ex-wife, as he tries to rebuild his life and relationships. The stellar cast includes Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and the always amazing Jennifer Lawrence. Watch the trailer after the jump, then read my full review.