'Redacted Has no Impact

The latest  anti Iraq war propaganda movie that Americans refuse  to see, [A]udiences are really avoiding “Redacted," De Palma's picture about US soldiers who rape a 14-year-old Iraqi girl, then kill her and her family.(snip)  "Redacted" - which “could be the worst movie I've ever seen," said critic Michael Medved -took in just $25,628 in its opening weekend in 15 theaters, which means roughly 3,000 people saw it in the entire country. “This, despite an A-list director, a huge wave of publicity, high praise in the Times, The New Yorker, left-leaning sites like Salon, etc.Throwing all pretense of objectivity to the winds at taxpayer and listener supported National Public Radio, critic David Edelstein blessed  the film with a twisted prayer.The reviews have been terrible, even from the director's champions. The defense -- that's me -- will concede almost every point. The movie is heavy handed and punishing,...(Read Full Post)