Roger L. Simon

Poliwood: Mossad Movies

These days the Mossad is a more glamorous intelligence outfit than the CIA. Consequently films about the CIA tend to be pretty vapid, chic Hollywood drivel like the Bourne films, replete with the conventional anti-American cliches you expect from Tinseltown liberals. This leaks over to Mossad-Israeli films as well, the dimwitted Munich being an example. Spielberg is not exactly the guy for high-brow political thought and was manipulated by his screenwriter the tedious leftist Tony Kushner.

The Debt – just now in your theaters – is something completely different and a fabulous film. Lionel and I discuss it here.

If you’re in the mood, you can catch up with some back Poliwoods here.