90sCoffee wrote:I'm sorry but this reeks of old man yells at cloud. Firstly, since when did films NOT have political affiliations? It may not be as obvious as when Hollywood or the British film industry was pumping out propaganda pieces between the 30s to the 70s but they always have. If your reason for disliking them is finding some vague attempt at a political connection then that's a sad way to filter out film and it shows a lack of critical sense. If you're influenced by a film based on its "covert social manipulation" then that's on you. I can guarantee there's at least one recent film any given person likes which has had funding drawn from either the US military or some media conglomerate with an agenda.
Quit going out on a tangent. I didn't say films shouldn't have a political agenda. The point of the OP was criticizing critics for slamming or supporting a film for one stated reason, when it was actually for another reason. IOW hypocrisy.
[quote}Speaking of which, not to defend CNN or PBS but exactly what is not 'fake news' to you? They all have agendas to push, you're just on a different side of the agenda based on the one you follow.[/quote]
Denzel stated it pretty clearly. Maybe someday you'll actually read it. But for the record, "not fake news" is unbiased, non-fabricated news.