Simply put, Steven Spielberg’s new film Lincoln is amongst the best he’s ever made and is one of the best of the year. It’s an unusual departure for the director, in that this is probably the most verbose work he’s ever done. But by working on a project that is intelligent and mature, he has treated us to an indelible portrait of one of the most omnipresent figures in history. Surprisingly, this isn’t an epic. It is intimate, emotional, and thoroughly engaging.
In honor of the release of Cloud Atlas, Spencer and Greg discuss Tom Hanks.
Another Top 5 segment from The MacGuffin. This time Allen and Ed share their top 5 opening scenes.
In honor of Goon, Spencer and Greg look back on Seann William Scott’s career. Then they explore the phenomenon of “movie clusters” and give DVD picks.
In honor of Gone, Spencer and Greg discuss Amanda Seyfried. Then they look at covert operations movies before giving DVD picks of the week.
Spencer and Greg discuss Steven Soderbergh in advance of Contagion, look back on the career of Matt Damon, and give their DVD picks of the week.
Spencer and John discuss Joe Johnston in honor of the release of Captain America, share some favorite period pieces and give their DVD picks of the week.
All Points Bulletin:
Be on the lookout for a small, bald, gold man. He is 13 and 1/2 inches tall, weighs 8.5 lbs, sexual organs seem to be absent, tends to stand very still, constantly wielding a crusader’s sword, and is made of gold plated britannium on a black metal base. He is wanted for a list of crimes against the art of film that spans over 83 years. Consider him to be armed and dangerous.