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Lincoln

Who would imagine that a film almost entirely about the political process (the passing, in 1865, of the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery in the United States) could be quite so gripping and dramatic? It is both of these things and more, though in fairness, it does take a while to get going. We owe this largely to the incomparable performance of Daniel Day-Lewis in the eponymous title role, but Read more [...]

The Master

Paul Thomas Anderson’s, 'The Master’ was the second film Aliens & Others watched and discussed on Saturday. The association of the subject matter with Scientology attracted a lot of media attention to the film, but we thought the themes of the movie were less about that organization and more about dysfunctional relationships in general. The story follows Freddie (Joaquin Phoenix), an isolated, Read more [...]