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FIVE STAR FILMS #36: The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Michael Mann’s soaring historical/romance epic from 1992, The Last of the Mohicans, is a film I consistently find to be a rousing, exciting and moving experience. Set amidst a rich, turbulent and authentically recreated era of United States colonization and warfare at the height of the French and Indian War (1754-1763), a conflict between British America and New France. Mann has endowed his film with a number of thrilling and intense combat sequences, an inspiring and believable romance and a grand sense of adventure. It is a love story and a war…

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REVIEW: Lincoln (2012) 2nd Opinion

In Lincoln filmmaker Steven Spielberg takes a peephole approach to the life of one of the greatest American Presidents, Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day Lewis). It’s 1865 and with the American Civil War close to a conclusion a race between peacetime and Abraham Lincoln’s wish to abolish slavery from the United States of America puts the President at odds with congress and his conscience. Spielberg is restrained in his handling of Abraham Lincoln’s story.  Gone are flashbacks to youth or any moments where someone in the past might say to a…

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