January 16, 2014

ROGER SIMON: The Oscars Have No ‘Lone Survivor.’ “As an Academy member, I had voted but did not see my number one selection for Best Picture — Lone Survivor — anywhere on the list of the nine nominees. I can’t say I was surprised. Lone Survivor is a patriotic film and patriotism isn’t high on the list of positive traits for Hollywood these days, except perhaps to that group of once-secret outliers known as the Friends of Abe. In fact, Lone Survivor, a big audience success, has raised the particular hackles of some of our more liberal (in the modern sense) critics.”