I don't blog anymore. That much is obvious. To wit, I've seen a bunch of movies since September, and haven't said a thing about them. And now I have to try to remember what they were, but I can't think of anything other than Lincoln.
So Lincoln was good. It was great actually, especially for what could be a boring historical drama. I actually think Sally Field is way over the top and annoying, but I loved Daniel Day-Lewis. No shocker there, he's always good. But I just wanted to hug Lincoln by the time it was over. He seemed like a really cool guy, all chill and casual while also doing historically-important things. We could be besties.
I was in New York this past weekend, and seized the opportunity to see Zero Dark Thirty. It doesn't come out nationwide til January 11th and I was way too excited to have to wait that long. It was amazing. Like, A. May. Zing. I love how it felt like you followed the whole story -- from interrogations to investigation to the raid on bid Laden's compound. It was wonderful. Kathryn Bigelow is such a great director - she excels at this war stuff so much, just making it feel real and tense and exciting. Loved loved loved it. Might be my Movie of the Year. Also... god, I love Jessica Chastain.
It was a quintessential Tarantino movie, naturally. Just this time set in the slave-era South. I love Christoph Waltz and he was wonderful in it. I could listen to him speak all day. I loved the first part of the movie best, with him teaming up with Django. The dialogue was great, the music was great, the violence was over the top - everything you'd expect. I feel like I might love Inglourious Basterds more, but who knows - it's early. I've only seen Django once. But I think my disdain for Foxx may keep me from full-on loving this as much. He kind of plays Jamie Foxx all the time.... Then again, one could argue Christoph Waltz is the same all the time too. Difference: Waltz is awesome. Anyway, loved Django Unchained as much as I figured I would, and eagerly await Tarantino's next one. You know what he hasn't done and should do? Sci-fi.
But I digress. There are still lots of year-end movies to see, like Silver Linings Playbook and Les Miserables. They will all be Oscar contenders -- it'll be a tight race! At least I'll be a fan of whatever wins.