Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

9.30PM, ONE ★★ ★

This is not a con­ven­tional birth- to- death biopic of Amer­ica’s great­est pres­i­dent. In­stead, film­maker Steven Spiel­berg narrows the fo­cus to four short months in the short­ened sec­ond term of Abra­ham Lin­coln ( Daniel Day- Lewis). Nev­er­the­less, Lin­coln is a long film. A marathon talk- fest in which Hon­est Abe’s most sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ment – the abo­li­tion of slav­ery – will be dis­cussed into ex­is­tence be­fore your very eyes. 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.

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