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Film Review: Skyfall and Lincoln

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Daniel Craig as James Bond in Skyfall (MGM)

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At the Shubert Theatre through November 11th

Director Lillian Groag chose one of Puccini’s most compelling works to open the 2012/13 Season. The performance is full of passion and takes a brand new look at one of the most devastating love stories ever told on the stage. The geisha's tragic story is beautifully sung and the staging features some new design elements that punctuate the production in new and poignant way.

In theaters Friday

Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. This is the best Bond film in years, absolutely excellent from beginning to end. Craig has finally settled comfortably into the role, fitting as well as he does in his Tom Ford suits, and Javier Bardem as the film's villian is just phenomenal.

Opens in theaters on Friday

To some degree, Steven Spielberg's “Lincoln", starring Daniel Day-Lewis, gets a start by plodding along—it is very methodical and deliberate. But as Day-Lewis becomes the man facing a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, the film grows to be more and more engaging, with a perfectly stunning end.

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