Sharpening the Axe, by Rita Cannon

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  1. cambium0 says:

    Rita Cannon is one of the few critics who came close to appreciating the excellence of this film. In my view, it’s nearly perfect, so Elizabeth Winstead isn’t “sorely underused,” she’s used exactly the right amount, etc. Cannon refers to the “darkly clever” ending scene that acknowledges Lincoln’s imminent demise, but ignores one of many cheap but well-constructed thrills in the dialogue here. Appearing to somehow know that Lincoln’s mortality is going to catch up with him VERY soon, Lincoln’s mentor suggests that he make him immortal. Lincoln replies confidently “Vampires aren’t the only things that are immortal.” And we’ve just seen him deliver the most memorable parts of the Gettysburg Address. Game me chills, honestly.

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