Movies

Frank Rich, Still Searching for Political Relevance

And you thought "Up in the Air" was just holiday entertainment. Frank Rich tells us it's actually "using the power of pop culture to salve national wounds that continue to fester in the real world."

Movie Critic Dargis Angrily Demands More Female Film Directors

Movie reviewer Manohla Dargis demands more female directors and asks about the lack of same: "Feeling queasy yet? Resigned? Indifferent? A little angry?" Um, not yet.

NYT Co., a Big Corporation, Fawns Over Anti-Corporate Saboteurs 'The Yes Men'

The left-wing anti-corporate parodist duo "The Yes Men" have posed as spokesman for big companies like McDonald's, Dow Chemical, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. And the liberals at the ...

Movie Critic Again Ponders a Marxist Uprising

Stephen Holden on why the left-wing guerilla filmmakers The Yes Men keep up the good fight: "I imagine they would argue that they are sowing the seeds of a populist revolt somewhere down the line. ...

Still Yearning for Kerry in 'Funny People' Movie

Some in Hollywood, it seems, just can't let go of past political hopes ' or at least want to use their films to continue pushing their political preferences. In Funny People, the new movie from ...

The Quiet War Movie

Critics rave about an Iraq war movie, even though it carries none of the usual preachy anti-war politicking.

Left-Wing Movie Critic Stephen Holden, Stuck on "Stupid"

Stephen Holden has a habit of embracing hysterical leftist mockumentaries like "The Age of Stupid," a "frightening jeremiad about the effects of climate change." For Holden, "frightening jeremiad" ...

New Movie Breaks Hollywood Mold on Iraq

'The Hurt Locker' allows audiences to draw their own conclusion about Iraq while remaining pro-soldier.

Plugging Euro-Style Health Care in the Movie Section

The paper's liberal chief movie critic plugs the French way of life.

"The Stoning of Soraya M" Is "Lurid Torture-Porn"

Liberal movie critic Stephen Holden doesn't like a movie about the horrible fate of a women in Iran: "Mr. Negahban's Ali, who resembles a younger, bearded Philip Roth, suggests an Islamic ...
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