So, a couple of disclaimers: 1) We have no official reviews yet 2) The film is technically unfinished. Now that that is out of the way, we can talk about Lincoln's surprising, unfinished screening last night at the New York Film Festival. Just from tweets alone, despite some detractors, the overwhelming positive reaction from fanboys and bloggers makes me believe that Lincoln is a real Oscar contender. Picture, Director, Actor, and both supporting from Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones, but others could be in play as well. The screenplay is apparently well put together by Tony Kushner, and the technicals are, as always, top notch. Of course the motto remains. This is just a first (unfinished) viewing, so we'll have to wait and see, but for the Lincoln team, it's looking good.