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Steven Spielberg’s historical legacy leaves something to be desired; even his finest films seem too reticent, somewhat lacking the ultimate sense of aesthetic cohesion that completely satisfies. more

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Daniel Day-Lewis plays an obsessive fashion designer whose meticulous world is about to be disrupted in director Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread. more

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Sacramento News & Review film critic Daniel Barnes reviews 2017’s cinematic offerings, best and worst. more

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Playwright Arthur Miller may have intended The Crucible, set during the Salem witch trials, as a metaphor for McCarthy-era witch-hunting. The 1996 film adaptation retains Miller’s purpose with its dubious investigations of conspiracies invo... more

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The first glimpse of Daniel Day-Lewis in My Left Foot (1989) is his foot, gingerly retrieving an LP from its sleeve and placing it on the turntable. Day-Lewis earned an Oscar for playing a young man contorted by cerebral palsy but determine... more

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  Lincoln and Stephen Spielberg may have been cheated at theOscars this year, but no one disputes Daniel Day-Lewis’ Best Actor award forhis unforgettable performance as the 16th president of the United States. Lincoln has been re.. more

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The Civil War marked one of the sharpest turning points in America’s story, and none of its leading figures looms higher in memory than Abraham Lincoln. Curiously, that familiar face from the $5 bill has seldom been seen in more

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Predicting Oscar winners is like forecasting the weather. Reasonable minds assume you've done a good job by being right half the time. It's a hard business with all those variables, those shifting winds of insider gossip and cold fronts of media .. more

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Kevn Kinney answers his cell phone on day two of the new year from inside an Atlanta studi Preapproved, ,Music Feature more

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Many minutes pass in There Will Be Blood, the latest film by writer-director Paul Anderson (Punch-DrunkLove, Boogie Nights), before human speech is heard. Set at the turn of the previous century in the early days of oil exploration, the film show.. more

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