"In a sky full of people, only some want to fly"
If I told you the new movie Silver Linings Playbook was a romantic comedy about two people dealing with mental illness, you might at best expect a cheesy Hallmark movie or at worst an offensive treatment of serious psychological issues. Instead, writer-director David O. Russell gives us a disarming and uproarious film, at once a domestic comedy and a tentative romance.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Steven Spielberg is no stranger to historical dramas. Whether completely (and sometimes fancifully) fictional or based on fact, his movies have been set in both World Wars, the Cold War, the 1830s, the 1970s, and others in between. With his latest, Lincoln, he tackles for the first time the bloodiest of American conflicts and arguably its greatest leader.