Though I was lukewarm about the film, you've got to be impressed with the way Spielberg's "Lincoln" uncannily
mirrors the political situation today.Two warring parties, a lame duck congress, incendiary issues - the
Constitutional amendment franchising the former slaves versus a compromise to
avoid a fiscal cliff - and presidents who have presided over four years of national
With the announcement of the Oscar nominations this morning,
the Academy once again has unleashed a stinging slap to my pretensions to
In short, I got seven wrong out of 34, or about 77%. At best a C+ and short of
my average of 80-85%.
As usual, though, I'm wrong for all the right reasons.
Every age gets the gumshoe it deserves, and for some reason we were fortunate to have one-eyed Peter Falk's Lt. Frank Columbo, disheveled, negligible, passive aggressive, and inescapable in the eponymous TV series that broadcast, after a pilot episode directed by Steven Spielberg, in one form or another for 32 years (1971-2003).