Spoiler SpaceĀ is a dedicated discussion area for people who have already seen a movie and want to talk about plot details we'd rather not revealĀ inĀ our review. While we donā€™t promise spoilers for every film, hereā€™s where you can discuss them to your heartsā€™ content.Ā 

The 13th Amendment passes. Lincoln is killed.

OK, neither of those are really spoilers, but in terms of topics worth talking about after seeing the film thereā€™s the late-film revelation that Thaddeus Stevens (Tommy Lee Jones) is in a marriage-in-all-but-name relationship with his African-American housekeeper Lydia Hamilton Smith (S. Epatha Merkerson). Iā€™m not Civil War historian enough to know if thatā€™s conjecture or confirmed fact (but I do know that Jones looks pretty weird with a shaved head). Beyond that, Iā€™d like to know if anyone else had the same reaction I did: That this was a good movie but that thereā€™s a better movie to be made with this talent (and that it might have existed somewhere in the 500-page first draft Tony Kushner is said to have written).