Film review: Lincoln

A rumor is currently doing the rounds that U.S. President Barack Obama invited a number of members of Congress to join him for a screening of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln when it was released stateside in November. Among those he invited were congressional Republicans, but not a single representative of the Grand Old Party showed up.

It’s easy to see why, because although Spielberg and his screenwriter, Tony Kushner, may have done their utmost to recreate in stunning detail the machinations of the legislative branch and its conflict with the executive, the film contains numerous moments that are thinly veiled indictments of the current batch of House and Senate Republicans, notorious for their inflexibility and unwillingness to recognize the equality of all the country’s citizens.

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