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.