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Spielberg’s Lincoln is a Grand Tribute to a Masterful Leader

dircto Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:29 PM
Mitt Romney blames election loss on Obama giving out free stuff to voters who would go on to vote for him. But doesn't the Republican party pander to evangelical Christians by giving welfare to Israel?

Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” is a different film than one would expect from the brilliant filmmaker responsible for unforgettable films like “Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan.” Unlike those two features, “Lincoln” takes place on a much smaller scale.

When its trailer arrived in theaters several months ago, many viewers undoubtedly believed that the film would attempt to tell Abraham Lincoln’s complete story, focusing on a young Illinois lawyer who became president and saved the Union from self-destruction. But this movie isn’t about that, nor is it simply a noble and simplistic tribute to the 16th President. The film is, instead,...