To the editors:

I have recently been exposed to severe (“Get rid of him”) criticisms of Jonathan Rosenbaum [Letters, October 22]. May I say that, although I disagree with his assessments many times, I nonetheless find his criticisms always challenging, his writing provocative and concerned with film art as opposed to politics. If these anti-Rosenbaum letter writers cannot comprehend what film criticism is about (if it is not politically/polemically orientated), may I suggest that they shut up? Keep Rosenbaum.

D.W. Gilbert