Armond White‘s City Arts review of Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln is by no means a savage pan — it’s written carefully and politely with as many attaboy’s as White can muster — but it’s partly negative, for sure. And when you’ve got White, who has kissed Spielberg’s ass in review after review of his films over the years, tapping out a Spielberg assessment that expresses measured disappointment, then you’ve got trouble in River City.