December 27, 2005

Movie Critic Quote of the Day

'Tis the season for pages and pages of film criticism- this week gives us (among many other things) the Onion AV Club's year in film, the Village Voice film critics' poll, and Slate's Movie Club. From the latter comes this gem, from the NYT's A.O. Scott:

All of these objections have been raised, in various quarters, to Munich, The Constant Gardener, Good Night, and Good Luck, Crash, and Syriana, among others. I'm not talking so much about accusations of ideological bias as about the easier and more basic knock against these movies for being, well, movies—for simplifying history, for preferring spectacle to nuance, for counterfeiting emotion, etc. Some of Joseph McCarthy's targets really were communists. Steven Spielberg does not have a strategy for Middle East Peace. The CIA doesn't really operate at the bidding of the oil industry. Big Pharma wouldn't kill Rachel Weisz. Not everyone in Los Angeles is a racist. Couldn't Jack and Ennis just get a place in San Francisco?

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 27, 2005 10:14 PM
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