Film Critic: ‘American Sniper’ a ‘Republican Platform Movie’

January 3rd, 2015 3:02 PM
Edelstein gripes in New York magazine that “the native population are portrayed as invaders of our sacred space instead of vice versa,” and that “the people [Chris] Kyle shoots always represent a ‘savage, despicable evil,’ and the physical and mental cost to other Americans just comes with the territory.”

Fiercely Feminist NPR Heralds Abortion Comedy As 'Momentous' Movie, 'S

June 23rd, 2014 6:10 AM
As suspected, there is no more favorable publicity outlet for an “abortion comedy” like NPR. On the June 13 Fresh Air, film critic David Edelstein loved the concept in Obvious Child. “It shouldn't be a particularly earth-shaking turn, but in a world of rom-coms like Knocked Up and Juno, in which the heroines make the heartwarming decision to go ahead with their pregnancies, this modest…

CBS's Edelstein Holds Up 'Thanks' Sign for Occupy Wall Street, 'They D

October 17th, 2011 8:55 AM
As he introduced a review of the movie Margin Call about a group of corrupt characters on Wall Street, regular CBS movie reviewer David Edelstein held up a "Thanks" sign directed at Occupy Wall Street protesters as he declared that "I'm not here as a political pundit, so I can't speak to them directly," and then suggested that the protesters "deserve some R & R" and so should see the film…

CBS's David Edelstein Lauds ‘No Redeeming Social Value’ in Raunchy

July 3rd, 2011 6:44 PM
 On CBS's Sunday Morning program, as he reviewed the film Bad Teacher, starring Cameron Diaz, film critic David Edelstein applauded the raunchy film for having "no redeeming social value" as he derided "all the hypocritical moralists out there." The film critic - who also contributes to New York magazine and NPR - recounted that Diaz’s character is "a conniving, druggy, drunken middle school…

CBS's David Edelstein Praises 'Victim and Victimizer' Roman Polanski

February 24th, 2010 12:07 PM

NPR Loves Bad Cinema -- If It's 'Laudable Agitprop' Against the Troops

November 24th, 2007 5:00 PM
National Public Radio's arts-and-culture show "Fresh Air" recently displayed how its leftist ideology trumps artistic judgment, especially when it comes to movies designed to get America out of Iraq before our crazed soldiers senselessly kill more civilians. Film critic David Edelstein lauded Brian De Palma's new movie "Redacted" as a "laudable artistic response to an unpopular war," even as he…