ManohlaDargis http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/667/all en Another Summer Spoiled: Critic Dargis Again Hits 'Separate and Unequal' U.S. Movies http://www.mrc.org/articles/another-summer-spoiled-critic-dargis-again-hits-separate-and-unequal-us-movies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Manohla Dargis&#039;s latest movie &quot;spoiler&quot; - another cri de couer about the lack of women on screen in summer movies: &quot;Is there a lesson here for those big-studio executives who even now are reading the latest iteration of the three-men-and-a-monkey story (but no women) and believe that the current state of American cinema - separate and unequal - will continue to fly?&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> 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: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/12/movies/few-summer-movies-aimed-at-women.html" target="_blank">The Living Is Easy; The Women Are Missing</a>.'<br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/another-summer-spoiled-critic-dargis-again-hits-separate-and-unequal-us-movies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch liberalmediabias ManohlaDargis Movies NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Sexism TimesWatch Tue, 14 Jun 2011 18:35:00 +0000 admin 361 at http://www.mrc.org Times Watch Quotes of Note - Beware the 'Symbolic Phallus' of Summer Movie Season http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-watch-quotes-note-beware-symbolic-phallus-summer-movie-season <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Also, Matt Bai reveals his political sympathies in separate profiles of Mario Cuomo and Newt Gingrich, the Times suggests it&#039;s &quot;ugly&quot; to celebrate the death of a mass terrorist, and meet the new DNC head: &quot;Ms. Wasserman Schultz has long been one of the &#039;-est&#039; girls: youngest, smartest, funniest, toughest.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <strong>Newt Gingrich: He's No Mario Cuomo<br /></strong><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-watch-quotes-note-beware-symbolic-phallus-summer-movie-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch liberalmediabias ManohlaDargis MattBai NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias OsamabinLaden TimesWatch Fri, 13 May 2011 18:18:00 +0000 admin 308 at http://www.mrc.org Manohla Dargis Tries to Ruin Another Summer Movie Season, Laments 'Symbolic Phallus' http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/manohla-dargis-tries-ruin-another-summer-movie-season-laments-symbolic-phallus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Also, Matt Bai makes his political sympathies in profiles of Newt Gingrich and Mario Cuomo, and a headline suggests it&#039;s &quot;ugly&quot; to celebrate the death of a mass terrorist. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <b>Newt Gingrich: He's No Mario Cuomo<br /></b><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/manohla-dargis-tries-ruin-another-summer-movie-season-laments-symbolic-phallus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> TimesWatch liberalmediabias ManohlaDargis MattBai NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias OsamabinLaden TimesWatch Fri, 13 May 2011 18:08:00 +0000 admin 2202 at http://www.mrc.org Manohla Dargis Ruins Another Summer Movie Season, Laments 'the Symbolic Phallus' http://www.mrc.org/articles/manohla-dargis-ruins-another-summer-movie-season-laments-symbolic-phallus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Manohla Dargis gets embarrassingly feminist and Freudian describing a scene in a new Western: &quot;I just don&#039;t believe that scene where her character pulls out a rifle to protect the wagon train&#039;s Indian prisoner - or should I say when she takes possession of the symbolic phallus.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> Times movie critics Manohla Dargis and A. O. Scott spray the new crop of summer flicks with a dose of liberal guilt in Sunday's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/01/movies/women-as-violent-characters-in-movies.html?scp=7&sq=manohla+dargis&st=nyt">Gosh, Sweetie, That's a Big Gun</a>." Dargis in particular just can't be pleased with how women are portrayed by Hollywood.<p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/manohla-dargis-ruins-another-summer-movie-season-laments-symbolic-phallus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch A.O.Scott Feminism Gaffes liberalmediabias ManohlaDargis Movies NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Mon, 02 May 2011 18:42:00 +0000 admin 289 at http://www.mrc.org Movie Critic Manohla Dargis Works in Left-Wing Iraq Talking Point in 'Hurt Locker' Recap http://www.mrc.org/articles/movie-critic-manohla-dargis-works-left-wing-iraq-talking-point-hurt-locker-recap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thanks for the heads-up, Manohla! The Times liberal movie critic reminds us &quot;that war is both dirty business (and often fought by the poor)...&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Liberal <a href="/TimesWatch/Articles/2009/20090410104919.aspx">movie critic</a> Manohla Dargis managed to insert a class-conscious anti-war talking point into her <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/movies/awardsseason/10darg.html?scp=1&amp;sq=Manohla%20Dargis&amp;st=cse%20">summary</a> of the acclaimed Iraq War movie "The Hurt Locker," which is getting Oscar attention, in a special Oscars sections Sunday.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/movie-critic-manohla-dargis-works-left-wing-iraq-talking-point-hurt-locker-recap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Iraq liberalmediabias ManohlaDargis Movies NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TheHurtLocker TimesWatch Tue, 12 Jan 2010 16:41:00 +0000 admin 7300 at http://www.mrc.org Movie Critic Dargis Angrily Demands More Female Film Directors http://www.mrc.org/articles/movie-critic-dargis-angrily-demands-more-female-film-directors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Movie reviewer Manohla Dargis demands more female directors and asks about the lack of same: &quot;Feeling queasy yet? Resigned? Indifferent? A little angry?&quot; Um, not yet. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sunday Arts &amp; Leisure section featured a rant from movie critic Manohla Dargis against the lack of women in film: "<a href="http://mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2008/20080507103740.aspx">Women in the Seats but Not Behind the Camera</a>." We join Dargis alrady in progress:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/movie-critic-dargis-angrily-demands-more-female-film-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch liberalmediabias ManohlaDargis Movies NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Sexism TimesWatch Mon, 14 Dec 2009 20:26:00 +0000 admin 7253 at http://www.mrc.org Politically Correct Movie Critic Likens New Comedy to Abu Ghraib http://www.mrc.org/articles/politically-correct-movie-critic-likens-new-comedy-abu-ghraib <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gee whiz, it&#039;s only a movie: &quot;If you thought Abu Ghraib was a laugh riot then you might love &#039;Observe and Report,&#039;....Like the pettiest of dictators, [main character] Ronnie preys on the weak in the service of power (in this case the mall itself). He&#039;s the Lynndie England of this dumber-and-dumbest yukfest.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The front of Friday's Arts section featured a review of "<a href="http://movies.nytimes.com/2009/04/10/movies/10obse.html?8dpc " target="_self">Observe </a><a href="http://movies.nytimes.com/2009/04/10/movies/10obse.html?8dpc ">and Report</a>," an edgy comedy starring Seth Rogen, from reliably politically correct movie critic Manohla Dargis, who used to review movies for the ultra-liberal Village Voice before moving to the Times. The premise of "Observe and Report" offendedDargis's rather easily offended sensibilities:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/politically-correct-movie-critic-likens-new-comedy-abu-ghraib" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch "Movies "ObserveandReport AbuGhraib ManohlaDargis NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Fri, 10 Apr 2009 14:49:00 +0000 admin 6770 at http://www.mrc.org Still Calling it the Haditha "Massacre" http://www.mrc.org/articles/still-calling-it-haditha-massacre <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Manohla Dargis reviews a British filmmaker&#039;s dramatization of the &quot;massacre&quot; by Marines in the Iraqi town of Haditha. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">More bias from movie criticManohla Dargis, this timein Wednesday's Times. The film "Battle for Haditha" is a dramatization of what Dargis called "a wretched chapter of the war in Iraq," when 24 Iraqis were killed by Marines whohad been attacked by insurgents in theIraqi town of Haditha in 2005.The review is titled "<a href="http://movies.nytimes.com/2008/05/07/movies/07batt.html?scp="1&sq=manohla%20dargis&st=cse#" " target="_self">The Killing of Innocents Faces a Dry-Eyed Dissection</a>," and that slant prevailed throughout the review.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/still-calling-it-haditha-massacre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch "LabelingBias "Massacre Haditha IraqWar ManohlaDargis Movies NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wed, 07 May 2008 19:41:00 +0000 admin 6154 at http://www.mrc.org Women Airbrushed from Summer Movie Screens, Whines Movie Critic http://www.mrc.org/articles/women-airbrushed-summer-movie-screens-whines-movie-critic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Manohla Dargis tries to make summer moviegoers feel guilty about the lack of women in films: &quot;All you have to do is look at the movies themselves - at the decorative blondes and brunettes smiling and simpering at the edge of the frame - to see just how irrelevant we have become.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">This being the Times, Sunday's special Summer Movie section couldn't just indulge in escapism, but would have to tackle the Big Issues like sexism in Hollywood.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/women-airbrushed-summer-movie-screens-whines-movie-critic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch "SexintheCity" Feminism ManohlaDargis Movies NewYorkTimes NYTimes Sexism TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wed, 07 May 2008 14:37:00 +0000 admin 6155 at http://www.mrc.org Movie Critic: Blacks & the Poor Are in "Exile in America" http://www.mrc.org/articles/movie-critic-blacks-poor-are-exile-america <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Manohla Dargis embraces left-wing alienation: &quot;...they have made a powerful political argument, backed by evidence provided by the shaming indifference of the government, that to be poor and black in America is to be an exile in America.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Convinced liberal film critic Manohla Dargis delivered a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/31/movies/31new.html?scp="1&sq=%22trouble+the+water%22&st=nyt#" " target="_self">laudatory review </a>of "Trouble the Water" in Monday's edition. It's a Katrina documentary made by filmmakers who worked with that well-known paragon of objectivity, Michael Moore, who Dargis <a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2006/20061115120555.aspx" target="_self">loves</a><a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2006/20061115120555.aspx"> as well</a>. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/movie-critic-blacks-poor-are-exile-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch "MichaelMoore "TroubletheWater Documentary Katrina ManohlaDargis Movies NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Tue, 01 Apr 2008 18:17:00 +0000 admin 6079 at http://www.mrc.org More Liberal Moralizing From Movie Critic Manohla Dargis http://www.mrc.org/articles/more-liberal-moralizing-movie-critic-manohla-dargis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Movie critic/climatologist Dargis on a new documentary with an environmental theme: &quot;With the polar ice caps melting, I want more than poetry and blame. I want a plan.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">On Friday Manohla Dargis reviewed "The Unforeseen," a documentary on a local environmental issue from Austin, TX.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/more-liberal-moralizing-movie-critic-manohla-dargis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Environment "Austin "TheUnforeseen ManohlaDargis Movies NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Fri, 29 Feb 2008 17:50:00 +0000 admin 6026 at http://www.mrc.org Film of Abortion Aftermath Too Hard for "Angry" Film Critic to Take http://www.mrc.org/articles/film-abortion-aftermath-too-hard-angry-film-critic-take <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;I suggest the faint of heart skip the rest of this paragraph,&quot; warned Manohla Dargis before relaying the graphic details of the aftermath of an abortion. &quot;My initial and admittedly angry first thought about these images was that the director, Tony Kaye, was just resorting to shock tactics.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">A new documentary displaying the graphic nature of abortion leads <a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2006/20061115120555.aspx" target="_self">liberal</a><a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2006/20061115120555.aspx"> movie critic </a>Manohla Dargis to show some delicate sensibilities not previously on display, in her Wednesday Arts <a href="http://movies.nytimes.com/2007/10/03/movies/03fire.html " target="_self">review</a> of "Lake of Fire," a documentary on abortion from British filmmaker Tony Kaye.</p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/film-abortion-aftermath-too-hard-angry-film-critic-take" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch "LakeofFire "Movies Abortion DoubleStandards ManohlaDargis NewYorkTimes NYTimes Religion TimesWatch TimesWatch.org TonyKaye Wed, 03 Oct 2007 17:14:00 +0000 admin 5800 at http://www.mrc.org Film of Abortion Aftermath Too Hard for 'Angry' Film Critic to Take http://www.mrc.org/articles/film-abortion-aftermath-too-hard-angry-film-critic-take-0 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >A new documentary displaying the graphic nature of abortion leads <a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2006/20061115120555.aspx" />liberal</a><a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2006/20061115120555.aspx" /> movie critic </a>Manohla Dargis to show some delicate sensibilities not previously on display, in her Wednesday Arts <a href="http://movies.nytimes.com/2007/10/03/movies/03fire.html%20" />review</a> of "Lake of Fire," a documentary on abortion from British filmmaker Tony Kaye.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/film-abortion-aftermath-too-hard-angry-film-critic-take-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Abortion LakeofFire ManohlaDargis NewYorkTimes TonyKaye Wed, 03 Oct 2007 04:00:00 +0000 admin 27660 at http://www.mrc.org Leonardo DiCaprio's Trying to Save the World, but No One's Listening http://www.mrc.org/articles/leonardo-dicaprios-trying-save-world-no-ones-listening <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Manohla Dargis on the actor-activist&#039;s apocalyptic documentary: &quot;To judge from all the gas-guzzlers still fouling the air and the plastic bottles clogging the dumps, it appears that the news that we are killing ourselves and the world with our greed and garbage hasn&#039;t sunk in.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr" style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">Reliably liberal critic Manohla Dargis lauded activist-actor Leonardo DiCaprio's "<a href="http://movies.nytimes.com/2007/08/17/movies/17hour.html " target="_self">The 11<sup>th</sup> Hour</a>," the latest documentary of environmental apocalypse. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/leonardo-dicaprios-trying-save-world-no-ones-listening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Environment "Pollution "The11thHour LeonardoDiCaprio ManohlaDargis Movies NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Fri, 17 Aug 2007 17:18:00 +0000 admin 5732 at http://www.mrc.org "Transformers" Movie "Sells Militarism" http://www.mrc.org/articles/transformers-movie-sells-militarism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Political correctness reigns in the Times&#039; movie review section. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2006/20060421a.aspx" target="_self">Liberal movie critic </a>ManohlaDargis doesn't hide her political opinion in her scathing rejection of the new action comedy "<a href="http://movies.nytimes.com/2007/08/10/movies/10rush.html " target="_self">Rush Hour 3</a>," starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. </p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/transformers-movie-sells-militarism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch ""Transformers "RaceIssues "RushHour3 ManohlaDargis Movies NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Fri, 10 Aug 2007 17:59:00 +0000 admin 5719 at http://www.mrc.org