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…

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 Critic Loves BLM-Style Doc With 'Galvanizing' Commie Angela Davis

September 30th, 2016 8:28 PM
The front of Friday’s New York Times Arts section featured the paper’s politically correct movie critic Manohla Dargis, “From Shackles to Prison Bars,” a review of activist filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13TH.” It’s no surprise that left-wing Black Lives Matter propaganda moved her to tears: Dargis is preoccupied with race, valuing racial…

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.” 

NYT's Dargis Offers Summer Movie Bummer: 'Wide Diversity Gap' in Films

August 6th, 2015 11:03 PM
Thursday's New York Times delivered yet another summer-movie bummer from Manohla Dargis, the paper's most doctrinaire liberal movie critic. Dargis, previously stuck on counting the number of women in movies, is expanding her film interests to include counting old people, gays, and minorities. Yes, it's a non-stop thrill ride in "Report Finds Wide Diversity Gap Among 2014’s…

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…

NYT's Humorless Movie Critic Manohla Dargis Ruins Another Summer

June 26th, 2015 1:53 PM
For years, New York Times movie critic Manohla Dargis has ruined the summer movie season from her self-righteous, overly liberal movie review perch at the New York Times, and her pan of the raunchy, race-saturated comedy Ted 2 solemnly, self-righteously instructs her readership on what is funny and what is not: "It all depends on context, which is why some pokes in the eye are funny and…

Bozell Column: Viewing Cultural Collapse at Cannes

June 1st, 2013 8:19 AM
Stop the presses! Decadence dominated the publicity oozing out of the Cannes Film Festival in France. The festival’s highest honor, the Palme d’Or (or Golden Palm) went to “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” which drew most of its buzz from an explicit ten-minute lesbian sex scene. This, apparently, was art, not pornography. The Cannes jury headed by Steven Spielberg took the…

Sweeping Awards for Silly Commentary, NYT Finds 'Feminine Repression

February 25th, 2013 1:39 PM
In the aftermath of the Oscars, New York Times fashion reporter Eric Wilson bizarrely documented an example of "feminine repression" on the red carpet in Monday's arts section. Almost as silly was a Critics' Notebook from the painfully political movie review duo Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott, who delivered the shocking news that Hollywood movies are less than historically…

More Pretentious Nonsense from NYT's Movie Critics: 'Transformer' Movi

January 17th, 2013 3:24 PM
New York Times movie critics A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis team up for next Sunday's edition (posted early online) to once again pour their peculiar brand of pretentiousness over the latest crop of innocent films: "Movies in the Age of Obama." In the summer of 2011, Dargis lamented "the symbolic phallus" present in the form of a rifle in a Western. Last July she…

Really? NYTimes Movie Critic Blames 'Reagan Years' for Decline of Amer

July 2nd, 2012 3:52 PM
New York Times movie critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott held their annual joyless, ridiculously political summer movie conversation on the front of Sunday's Arts & Leisure, focusing on the glut of superhero movies: "Super-Dreams Of an Alternate World Order – The Modern Comic Book Movie Has Become a Hollywood Staple. But Exactly What Is It Selling?" Dargis managed to…

Another Summer Spoiled: NY Times Critic Dargis Again Hits 'Separate an

June 14th, 2011 2:58 PM
Joyless New York Times movie critic Manohla Dargis took to the Sunday Arts & Leisure page to spoil yet another summer movie season by ranting about the alleged paucity of roles for women on film: “The Living Is Easy; The Women Are Missing.” If you’re a woman who roared, snorted or sniggered at 'Bridesmaids,' if you like watching other women on screen, you should…

Times Watch Quotes of Note: Beware the 'Symbolic Phallus' of Summer Mo

May 13th, 2011 2:29 PM
Newt Gingrich: He’s No Mario Cuomo "Whatever can Newt Gingrich be thinking? That’s the question a lot of political handicappers are asking now that Newt, as he is universally known in Washington, has decided to enter the 2012 campaign, with an announcement expected on Wednesday. Until recently, most of my colleagues assumed that the former speaker of the House, who flirted…