Harvey Weinstein’s NY Times Attack Ad Defending Philomena

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Harvey Weinstein has published a full page ad attacking conservative NY Post critic Kyle Smith’s negative review of Philomena.  Here’s the ad, which includes a letter from the real life Philomena Lee. And here’s Smith’s response to that ad.

Is this a true controversy or a manufactured one to drum up ticket sales?  Hmmm.  Harvey wouldn’t do that, would he?  Either way it’s interesting.

We think the film is wonderful and well worth seeing (as the 92% favorable reviews attest), but Smith’s argument that the film is anti-Catholic and anti-Republican is an interesting read.

About John Toner, Executive Director

John Toner is the founding Executive Director of the nonprofit Renew Theaters, Inc., which operates four nonprofit art houses in the Philadelphia area - the County, Ambler, Garden, and Hiway Theaters. All four venues are golden-age, small-town movie theaters with their own separate boards and membership bases, Renew also provides management/consultation services to other theaters. Toner is a graduate of Swarthmore College and is a recovering attorney.

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