WashPost Blogger: North Korea 'Has Every Reason to Be Upset' at Movie

December 17th, 2014 10:12 PM
The blog Patterico’s Pontifications ably dismantled Washington Post writer Justin Moyer’s bizarrely titled blog “Why North Korea has every reason to be upset about Sony’s The Interview.” Moyer asked Americans to imagine how they'd like a film when "the leader assassinated in the film was a president of the United States." But when leftists made a Bush-assassination "documentary" in 2006, the Post…

WashPost Critic Lets Woody Allen Play the Moralist, Slam 'Pernicious

July 27th, 2014 7:48 AM
Sunday’s Washington Post carried an interview with filmmaker Woody Allen by movie critic Ann Hornaday. She noted Allen’s latest movie “evokes at least two of life’s most rewarding subjects to contemplate: the South of France and God.” Allen shot back: “At least the South of France exists!” Hornaday oozed, “The zinger is vintage Allen, from its steadfast, playfully expressed atheism to its…

Ridiculous: WashPost Feminist Film Critic Claims Abortion Comedy May B

June 15th, 2014 8:38 AM
After several tantrums about how movies with keep-the-baby messages spread “consoling fictions,” Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday was duty-bound to adore the “abortion comedy” Obvious Child, but did she have to embarrass herself by insisting it “may be the most pro-life movie of the year”? Somehow, the movie Juno presented abortion as a “non-option,” but Hornaday loves a movie where…

Seth Rogen and the Liberal Media's Night of the Long Knives (Correctio

May 31st, 2014 7:16 AM
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Correction appended. Seth Rogen did not send the tweet mentioned below.) Lights, action - cue the Leftists! Or, what comes around, goes around. Seth Rogen, a Hollywood favorite as star or a supporting player in such gems as Knocked Up, The Green Hornet,The 40 Year Old Virgin and more, is having  what one might call a Martin Niemoller moment. Niemoller was the German…

Judd Apatow Hits 'Thoughtless' WashPost Film Critic, Charges Her with

May 27th, 2014 3:48 PM
Actor Seth Rogen and director/producer Judd Apatow are hitting back at a Washington Post film critic for strongly suggesting that the sort of movies churned out by the duo are partly to blame for Elliot Rodger's deadly killing spree on Friday. For his part, Apatow effectively blasted Ann Hornaday for, well, trolling. Jessica Chasmar of the Washington Times has the story (emphasis mine):

WashPost Film Critic Blames Sexism of Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen Movie

May 26th, 2014 10:30 PM
Feminist Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday was the first one to see Hollywood sexism in the stabbings and shootings of one sick young man at the University of California-Santa Barbara who killed six. Hornaday tweeted out her article: “In a shooter's videotaped diatribe, reflections of the sexism, insecurity and entitlement that plague Hollywood.” Hornaday wrote that as Elliot Rodger…

WashPost Admits Its Film Critics Never Bothered to Review 'God's Not D

May 5th, 2014 8:41 AM
In Saturday’s Washington Post, they published a letter to the editor from a Paul Whittemore in Spotsylvania, Virginia, who noticed the Post’s movie critics never attempted a movie review of God’s Not Dead, which has so far grossed $55.5 million at the box office and tiptoed back into the top ten this weekend. On March 21, the Post could only report “This movie did not screen in time for…

Christian Film Critic for Wash Post: Trust Me, I Won't Let My Faith In

April 22nd, 2014 5:17 PM
Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday authored an op-ed on April 12 declaring herself a Christian. However, the journalist made sure to stress that she would keep her religion out of Post reviews. She also reiterated her dislike for movies such as The Passion, Son of God and Noah.  According to Hornaday, the reason for removing open expressions of faith from her work is "the journalistic…

Bozell Column: You're Right to Choose This Movie

January 21st, 2014 10:48 PM
What happens when a teenager who came into the world as an unplanned teenage pregnancy ends up with an unplanned pregnancy of her own? Will she bend to all the “helpful” insistence that she needs to exercise her “right to choose” before she is, as one callous presidential contender put it, “punished with a baby”? This is the plot of “Gimme Shelter,” a new movie that departs from the feminist…

WashPost Film Critic Has a Four-Pinocchios Film Review of Pro-Abortion

November 3rd, 2013 8:11 AM
Do movie critics ever watch the trailers of their movies? Do they think their readers can’t Google search for the trailers? On Friday, Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday hailed a pro-abortionist propaganda film. "'After Tiller,' a lucid, even-tempered portrait of physicians who perform late-term abortions, exemplifies the crucial role documentaries have come to play in civic discourse,…

Oliver Stone Teams with History Prof for 10-hour Doc on Henry Wallace

November 12th, 2012 4:08 PM
It's hard to imagine a major newspaper according Style section coverage to a 10-part documentary that was the brainchild of a conservative filmmaker with a penchant for conspiracy theories. But a left-winger, that's a different story. The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday today gave readers of the paper a 12-paragraph puff piece about "Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States" which…

WashPost Critic Pans 'Won't Back Down' As 'Anti-Union Screed' for Demo

September 28th, 2012 7:44 AM
It’s surprising that Hollywood would make a film that sympathetically argues for school choice, the movie Won’t Back Down, starring accomplished actresses Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal. It’s not surprising that liberal Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday would then offer a withering one-star review that seemed more like a political judgment than an artistic estimate. Hornaday huffed…

Elizabeth Warren, a Bigger Star Than George Clooney or Angelina Jolie

March 18th, 2012 1:08 PM
In the Sunday Washington Post, film critic Ann Hornaday puts on her left-wing political beret to honor a documentary called “Maxed Out” now playing on the Showtime channel -- and its star, Elizabeth Warren, currently running as a Democrat  against Republican Sen. Scott Brown for “Ted Kennedy’s seat” in the Senate. James Scurlock, the director of “Maxed Out,” is all gush to the Post. “You…

WaPo Critic Hits 'The Conspirator' for Politically Distorting History

April 15th, 2011 2:54 PM
Robert Redford's "The Conspirator" is a thinly-veiled political allegory warning against the danger of trying terrorists in military tribunals. And that's why his movie about the military trial of Lincoln assassination conspirator Mary Surratt is problematic. That's not me talking, that's Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday in her April 15 movie review: