NYT's Scott Sees Sun Setting on Fear-Driven, ‘Fascist’ Superhero Films

July 7th, 2020 9:44 AM

In Sunday’s New York Times, self-impressed movie critic A.O. Scott wondered whether it was a good thing that we’re missing superhero movies in this summer of coronavirus, given their authoritarian, even fascist tendencies: “Twilight of the Superheroes -- What if they were not really there to protect us?” He opined, "Gotham City moved to a noticeably reactionary rhythm, governed by the…

NYT Critic Loves ‘Dunk Against Capitalism,’ Hates Neeson's Racist Film

February 9th, 2019 5:45 PM
ew York Times movie critic A.O. Scott clearly had a liberal itch to scratch in his movie reviews Friday. Steven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird is about an N.B.A. rookie caught in a long strike who has a vision of fighting the league’s entrenched ownership. His take? “A Thrilling Slam Dunk Against Capitalism.” (Reminder: Scott is employed by a billion dollar organization,the…

Bozell & Graham Column: Burying Gosnell All Over Again

October 20th, 2018 8:06 AM
On October 12, the movie Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer debuted in 673 theaters on October 12, and grossed $1.2 million in its first weekend.  But The Washington Post offered no review for its debut, although it was showing in eight Virginia theaters and six in Maryland. The New York Times offered reviews of 15 new movies that day, but not the pro-life one. The…

NYT Seethes Over D’Souza’s 'Death of a Nation,' Embraced 'Fahrenheit'

August 18th, 2018 3:34 PM
New York Times reporter Astead Herndon seethed over the rapturous reception granted to conservative activist Dinesh D’Souza’s latest documentary, Death of a Nation: “Film Likens Democrats To Nazis, to Big Applause.” Compare that horrified evisceration to the rapturous, unchallenging reception the paper gave far-left documentarian Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9-11, his…

NY Times Film Critic Praises Marx-Engels Communist 'Bromance' Movie

February 24th, 2018 3:11 PM
Friday's New York Times promoted what they called "A buddy movie about Communism," reviewed by film critic A.O. Scott. It was somehow an occasion for whimsey. Marx and Engels became "the Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the European left, rock stars for an age of revolution." They "look and act like pioneers of brocialism." Scott even said the jury was still out…

NYT Has No Fun With Fall Movies: 'White People Just Need to Do Better'

September 10th, 2017 5:05 PM
The New York Times’ most doctrinaire movie critics, Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott, had another tiresome conversation hosted in Sunday’s edition injecting race, class, and feminist politics into the theatre-going experience: “When Even the Movies Can’t Unite Us.” They examined the fall and winter movie crop and found “while some of the season’s new movies…

Zombies Ate My Brain: NYT Critic Saw Prophecy of Obama in Fright Flick

July 18th, 2017 8:49 PM
New York Times film critics A.O. Scott and Jason Zinoman remember horror zombie master George Romero on the front of Tuesday Arts page, “Old Master of Horror -- In George Romero’s signature zombie films, the living make for their own fright show.”

NYT’s Miserable Film Critics Berate Profession: 'Watching While White'

January 10th, 2017 4:54 PM
The latest conversation from the joyless liberal New York Times movie critics A. O. Scott and Manohla Dargis tacked race and class. The online headline was provocative to the point of offensiveness: “Watching While White: How Movies Tackled Race and Class in 2016.” Dargis, the more radical of the two, proclaimed herself pleased that Hollywood isn’t telling quiet as many lies…

NYT Film Critic Dargis Values Racial Quotas Over Artistic Excellence

September 19th, 2016 11:54 AM
The New York Times humorless, bean-counting movie critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott surveyed the fall film season under this pair of judgmental headlines: “Hollywood, Separate and Unequal – The history of American film is the history of American racism.” Dargis and Scott have a regular tag-team movie-ruining-gig: In March they focused their judgmental Oscar coverage on…

NYT Movie Critics Revel in 'Watching a White Academy Squirm'

March 1st, 2016 7:21 PM
New York Times movie critics Manohla Dargis, A.O. Scott, and  Wesley Morris blessed readers with an even sillier than usual Oscar racism recap in Tuesday's paper: “Watching a White Academy Squirm.” 

The Left Is Forever 'Timely' In Warning of Corporate Fascist Doom

January 30th, 2016 7:58 PM
A conservative critic can locate a fascinating ideological subtext in several articles in the Weekend Arts I section of Friday’s New York Times. That subtext is that the Left’s warnings about impending corporate fascism are forever timely, even as they are wielded by dead Communist screenwriters, 75-year-old hippie folk singers still nostalgic for Vietnam, 70s rock singers who had…

Fun-Deprived NYT Critics Again Scorch Summer Movies for Sexism

July 5th, 2015 7:57 AM
They're at it again. New York Times movie critics A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis once again drained the fun out of another slate of summer action flicks, smothering the popcorn with a heavy dose of stale feminist politics in "Heroines Triumph at Box Office, but Has Anything Changed in Hollywood?," their latest turgid annual summer movie diatribe against sexism in Hollywood. Liberal…

Bozell & Graham Column: Sneering at the Sniper Movie

January 3rd, 2015 7:51 AM
At this point in George W. Bush's presidency, Hollywood uncorked a barrel of anti-Iraq-war movies, all of them in their varying styles trashing the American military or intelligence agencies as vicious murderers, rapists, and all-around freedom-tramplers. Most were duds because the public wanted nothing to do with those messages. But oh, did the critics love 'em. In Obama's "…

New York Times Slashes Pro-Life Movie: 'Its Ideological Ferocity Is Al

January 26th, 2014 1:27 PM
For snobby liberal film critics, few match A.O. Scott of The New York Times. I remember giggling at this puff on PBS for a George Clooney message movie: "I liked 'Syriana.' I thought it was very hard to follow in a way that I found very engaging and bracing. I felt like the arguments it was making and the connections it was making were very interesting." So it’s no…