I know what I don't like ...
Posted July 21st, 2009 by debritz
"I haven't seen it myself, nor shall I ..." So writes Christopher Hart in this Daily Mail story about the British decsion to allow screenings of the Lars von Trier film Antichrist. Despite this, and after calling himself a "broad-minded arts critic", Hart goes on to demolish a film he's only read about and call for it to be banned outright rather than given an 18 rating. Well, I'm sorry Christopher, just reading about it isn't good enough. Before you can have a valid opinion, you're going to have to actually see it - especially since it's your job to do so.
Update: On reflection, if only I'd known about this scam when I was reviewing plays, films and TV shows years ago ... It would have made life a lot of easier (but I probably wouldn't have been able to sleep at night).
Update: Mail Watch demolishes Hart's story here.