American Madness

Intelligent Criticism in the Service of a Better Nation

New York Times supresses opinions in its comment line!!!

The New York Times has adopted a policy of holding indefinitely any comments with which it disagrees when the subject is one they wish to editorialize. Prior to this date, whenever I posted comments which were not in agreement with the general NYTimes position, my comments were held up for most of the day, and when [...]

Bielski Brothers inhabit shallow narrative in action-styled Defiance

Defiance, one of several Third Reich-themed films arriving in cinemas this awards season, is a marginally enthralling Hollywood entertainment. Director Edward Zwick has proven a capable hand over the years at making solidly entertaining action films (The Last Samurai, Glory) that also strive at a message of slightly greater importance. Written by Zwick and Clayton [...]

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