In Re the film “Exodus”: there’s no need for any artist to respond to the mewling of the critics and their Stakhanovite insistence on “realism.”
In Re the film “Unbroken”: Japanese nationalists charging someone else with racism is a case of pot calling the kettle, dancing with the kettle, making love with the kettle.
In Re Janet Suzman: No one ever mistook an actor for an intellectual.
Nobility and heroism are inappropriate to describe wars (the actions of individuals are another matter; e.g., the Scholls were heroic and noble). Rather, wars should be judged according to the criterion of moral necessity. WWI — the war to save Empires — was morally unnecessary. WII — the global response to global fascism — was morally necessary.
Pole sloths are the worst part of living in NYC.