Earlier today, I saw Lincoln. I had originally intended to see it last night but was sold out at two different theaters in Cambridge and at Boston Common. There late showing at a third theater near Fenway Park but would have needed to take a cab home.
Revolving around the passage of the 13th Amendment, Lincoln struck the right balance between drama and comedy. Daniel Day-Lewis was Abe Lincoln. He will undoubtedly receive his fifth Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and third win. I also expect Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner to not only receive Academy Award nominations but to carry home Oscar statues in February.
This is one of the few Hollywood movies where Republicans are the good guys and Democrats are the villains.