LIN­COLN ( M)

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - MOVIES -

THIS is not a con­ven­tional, birth- to- death biopic of Amer­ica’s great­est pres­i­dent. In­stead, film- maker Steven Spiel­berg nar­rows the fo­cus to four short months in the sec­ond term of Abra­ham Lin­coln ( Daniel Day- Lewis). Yet Lin­coln is still a 2 ½ hour talk- fest on Hon­est Abe’s most sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ment – the abo­li­tion of slav­ery. Luck­ily, for any viewer who may lose their way in this maze of florid chat­ter, there is a great per­for­mance by Day- Lewis to lead you back to clar­ity. Abe takes an age to get to the point, but in keep­ing with the cru­cial na­ture of events cov­ered here, it is al­ways a point made for the ages. Co- stars Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones.

Now show­ing Vil­lage Cinemas

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