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Critic, Keep Your Opinions to Yourself 

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In his review on Metropolis [August 16] Jonathan Rosenbaum calls President Bush a "warmonger." Is Mr. Rosenbaum's job to review movies or make political statements? "Warmongers" such as President Bush are the reason egomaniacs like Mr. Rosenbaum can make a living reviewing movies. Does Mr. Rosenbaum really think he could make a living reviewing movies in Iraq? Could all of the leftist, liberal Hollywood stars make $20 million a film in the Sudan or Iran? Or perhaps Afghanistan?

Review your movies and keep your liberal opinions to yourself. If you actually were as smart as you think you are, you would realize that you owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women who have fought and died so you can munch your popcorn, type your little opinion into a laptop, and rest on your self-righteous ass while you delusionally dream about movies being more than what they are--a two-hour diversion from the world, not a vehicle to "save the world."

Sarah Cook


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