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“Lincoln”
“Lincoln”

I watched Lincoln last night, and it was thrilling to see Daniel Day-Lewis masterfully bring the man to life. But I left the film with a nagging dissatisfaction. Here are some loose and dirty thoughts…

The Sopranos
The Sopranos

In the end, it took me nearly ten years to watch it all. Why? Well, there’s life. That humble sundry of change. Different suburbs, states, countries. Different friends and lovers. Commitment to a long-running TV series requires stability.

“The Fighter” & “Blue Valentine”
“The Fighter” & “Blue Valentine”

We see Bale’s Dicky Ekelund straight away: a manic jester slouching towards catastrophe. A former welterweight champion, Dicky’s wider celebrity has receded, existing now only in his native Lowell, Massachusetts, a grimy, blue-collar suburb of Boston.

Ali
Ali

The Greatest will turn 70 soon. With this in mind, I re-watched When We Were Kings—the Oscar-winning documentary about Zaïre’s famous “Rumble in the Jungle” of 1974, involving an ageing Muhammad Ali…

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