Posted inArts & Culture

Search for Solutions

To the editors: Bill Martin’s support for the ruthlessly violent, profoundly ideologically rigid Communist Party of Peru is, in my opinion, terribly ill-considered (“Defender of the Shining Path,” January 22). Martin’s claim to have read “practically everything that’s printed in English about Peru and the Shining Path” doesn’t impress me very much. It reminds me […]

Posted inNews & Politics

Worse Than Worthless

To the editors: Jonathan Rosenbaum’s appropriately indignant review of Mississippi Burning (12/16/88) suggests the urgent need for a new film rating category. The present categories range from 4 stars (masterpiece) to no stars (worthless). But what of films which are worse than merely worthless? “Worthless” sounds too much like “neutral.” The implication is that seeing […]