My Friend Ben Shapiro Unveils His Top 10 Filmmakers… And Confirms His Blindspot


Coincidentally my copy of this DVD collection of avant garde films arrived in the mail yesterday — I picked it up today. What an odd omen considering the message of this post.
Ben Shapiro and I had a fun little debate and exchanged some friendly emails last week about his controversial list of “most overrated” directors [...]

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Does Ben Shapiro Think Cyrus Nowrasteh is a “Pervert” Like Darren Aronofsky For Daring To Show Disturbing Truths in “Soraya”?


Ben Shapiro was kind enough to take me up on my offer to respond to my critique of his assault on the career of my favorite director, Darren Aronofsky.
Before beginning, I would like to thank Ben for his kind opening remarks about his respect for me. I also respect Ben for his extraordinary achievements and [...]

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