Roger L. Simon

I take back everything I ever said about the LA Times...

… at least for today. In this morning’s Calendar Section of that paper, a movie whose screenplay I wrote – Enemies, A Love Story – appears on the list of the 129 ‘best’ films: rich, risky and enduring by critic Peter Rainer (full disclosure: yes, I have met him but, no, he is not a relative). The list of ‘must have’ DVDs includes the likes of The Bicycle Thief, 8 1/2… and the extraordinarily insightful The Man with Two Brains (full disclosure: I’ve never seen it).

Anyway, many thanks to Mr. Rainer to whom this blog awards its first, and possibly only, Edmund Wilson Prize for brilliance in criticism.