Referencing Janet Burhoe-Jones’ letter ["Promotion of Roman Polanski Film Appalling," July 30, Xpress] regarding the review of “Venus in Fur”: Is Roman Polanski morally reprehensible? A court thought so.
Should film critics take into consideration the moral characters of directors and actors (think Woody Allen) when recommending movies? If so, half the theaters in the country would close.
Referencing Adam DeWitte’s letter regarding the “contradictory” reviews of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “Mechagodzilla”: Not so. Mr. Hanke didn’t say “Mechagodzilla” was OK. He implied that both were crap artistically and said if “Mecha …” was your kind of entertainment, go for it. No contradiction. He didn’t like either one.