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Times Critic Queasy About Documentary Critical of Zimbabwe's Marxist Dictator Mugabe

Movie critic Mike Hale watches an anti-Mugabe documentary: "It's possible to honor the suffering of [white farmers in Zimbabwe and to revile the actions of the Mugabe government and, at the same ...

Frank Rich Rehashes 'Sadomasochist' Smear Against 'Passion of the Christ,' Buries Social Conservatism

Frank Rich put his original "sadomasochist" attack on "The Passion of the Christ" in someone else's mouth, and kept this box office prediction stuffed down the memory hole: "Indeed, it's hard to ...

NYT Movie Critic: Dictator Hugo Chavez a 'Good-Hearted Man of the People'

New York Times movie critic Stephen Holden on Oliver Stone's new documentary on left-wing leaders in Latin America, including dictator Hugo Chavez of Venezuela: "Mr. Chávez comes across as a ...

NYT Movie Critic: Dictator Hugo Chavez a 'Good-Hearted Man of the People'

Critic Stephen Holden on Oliver Stone's new documentary on left-wing leaders in Latin America, including dictator Hugo Chavez of Venezuela: "Mr. Chávez comes across as a rough-hewn but ...

Whaling Away on Japan's 'Far Right' on the Front Page

Hiroko Tabuchi's article on "far right" threats against anti-whaling expose "The Cove" is fat with unflattering labels generally absent from the paper's coverage of truly violent far-left ...

Holden Thinks Leftist Screed '8' Is Just Great

Stephen Holden, the Times' most liberal movie critic. embraces the pro-gay screed "8: The Mormon Proposition," which blames the Church for the vote repealing court-imposed gay marriage in ...

'Robin Hood,' the First Tea Partier? So Says Politics-Obsessed Critic A. O. Scott

Times' politics-obsessed movie critic A.O. Scott finds parallels between the "manly libertarian rebel" that is the hero of "Robin Hood" and the Tea Party movement. Scott also again rides to how ...

CBS Review of Russell Crowe Film: 'Robin Hood Meets Che Guevara'

On CBS's Sunday Morning, correspondent Mark Phillips described the latest adaptation of the Robin Hood legend by director Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe: "And so here is an evil King ...

Critics of Little Faith

An inspirational movie called "Letters to God" opened in nearly 900 theaters, but it didn't please movie critics who sit through many sick chronicles of perversion. They didn't seem to notice it ...

Times Celebrates James Cameron As Hero of Indigenous People on Front Page

The creator of "Avatar," which the Times calls "his epic tale of greed versus nature," is saving the indigenous people in Brazil, and threatens - um, promises, a sequel.
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