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  • The Conference

    ★★★★

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    ★★

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  • The Conference

    The Conference

    ★★★★

    Truly frightening, on an almost visceral level, though that isn't really a surprise considering the subject matter. The lack of compassion and the clinical discussions are harrowing. The subtle and not-so subtle fights between the different ministries and authorities of the Nazi apparatus were a nice touch adding depth.

    The movie is directed without a lot of excitement but it's never sterile or feels routine.

    I do think some more clarification on the historical figures present might have helped.

    All in all, very good.

    Also, fuck the Nazis. Can't say that often enough, really.

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    ★★

    The stupidest moment in a movie incredibly full of stupid moments comes when Abraham Lincoln, by this time already President and with a lifetime of vampire hunting behind him, has the brilliant idea to stop the Southern vampire army at Gettysburg with lots of silver. It's treated as this huge revelation that comes at the last moment when he's in deep shit but it's not like we haven't seen him fight vampires the whole movie by that point using silver.…

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