This film review is "peculiar." I have not yet seen Reford's opus but it seems to be about the abandonment of due process in the case of the confinement, trial and execution of the team of people who killed Lincoln. It is, of course, set in the WBS, but not really about the CW. In this it is somewhat like my novels.
FWIW I think Mary Surratt was "guilty" of having acted as an accomplice before the fact in this killing. I think the same thing is true of Dr. Mudd.
Redford has made a political movie, one that is preaching about the Bush Administration, Guantanamo, "enemy combatant" status, etc.
Interestingly, this reviewer cannot resist the opportunity presented by the film to focus, not on Redford's sermon, but rather on her dislike for the South and the supposed bias in the American film industry in favor of the Confederacy. She cites "Gone With the Wind" "The Birth of a Nation." Both examples are a bit long in the tooth, but, all right, point taken, in these two examples. What else? pl