It’s hard. I think this is a very difficult part of our history as a country, and I think unlike some other topics that are difficult like the Holocaust where there are lots of films made and people have had a chance to really process it and deal with it artistically, emotionally, we haven’t had that many opportunities. It’s one of the reason why we were excited about making the film because it’s not only a chance to deal with the history but it’s to deal with the history with an African American hero who saves himself and his woman. So, it’s both a trip back into this painful past but it, it’s an empowering story. (x)
Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” which tells the story of the famed president’s final days in office, earned seven Golden Globe nominations Thursday, including best movie in the drama category, best director for Spielberg, best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and best supporting actress for Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln.
indie wire [mixed positive]
film stage [positive]
hitfix [very positive]
screen crush [mixed positive]
hollywood reporter [positive]
screen daily [mixed]
mostly praise for waltz, dicaprio and jackson.