Reviewed By: Natalie Bulzan & Sarah Morris
Slow moving but informative, Lincoln is sure to get an award for Daniel Day-Lewis in the best actor category at the 85th Academy Awards. Beautifully directed by Steven Spielberg, the cinematography is moody and captures the brutality of The Civil War where Americans fought Americans. As important as that is, the movie is centered on the main issue in Lincoln’s presidency, his grueling effort to pass the 13th amendment and abolish slavery at long last. The brooding landscapes are full of fog and mist and make you feel transported back to a horse-drawn time before electricity where people did the best they could with what they had. The landmark fight was freedom and equality for all men and we see how great a leader Abraham Lincoln truly was. With a phenomenal cast, including Oscar winner Sally Fields, Lincoln is sure to win awards for a performance that may have even brought some to tears.