Abe Lincoln, Snow White and short films galore
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" stars Daniel Day-Lewis as the really tall guy who put an end to slavery and ended the American Civil War. Lisa Nesselson says it's a skillful portrait of language in the service of ideals.
In Pablo Berger's exquisitely offbeat silent B & W feature
"Blancanieves," Snow White is transposed to 1920s Spain where the title
character encounters bullfighting, a truly evil stepmother and half a
dozen dwarves. The Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival's 35th edition
Erratum : Lisa Nesselson apologizes for mixing up Pascal and Descartes and promises never to do so again.