A Louisiana Reader Says That SF Chronicle Film Critic Mick LaSalle Thinks All Mexicans Look Alike
An Anonymous Louisiana Reader [Email him]
In an early review of the new Mexican movie “For Greater Glory,” about the 1920`s Cristero War in Mexico, San Francisco Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle complained the movie, “casts three dark-haired, 35-year-old actors with the exact same mustache and expects the audience to know who`s who at all times.” You know— “they all look alike.” Review: `For Greater Glory`, By Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, (posted on MySanAntonio.com) Updated 04:51 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Mr. LaSalle`s hatred of this pro-Catholic film apparently got the better of him. Either he or his editor realized this type of thinking is a no-no, especially coming from the paper of record in The People`s Republic of San Francisco. The offending passage was deleted in a review that appeared two days later: `For Greater Glory` review: senseless action. SF Chronicle, June 1, 2012.
They can try to atone now, but the original review is out there, showing that the Chronicle`s film critic thinks all Hispanics with mustaches look alike.
“Louisiana Reader” visits the Rio Grande area two or three times a year. See previous letters from him here.
“Right after the credits, a paragraph fills the screen and explains the story: It`s 1926 in Mexico. Their president is trying to secularize the country, and people are opposed to him.
From a U.S. perspective, it`s difficult to know which side the movie favors. It`s only when the Mexican president (Rubén Blades) starts killing priests and slaughtering parishioners that we get the idea that he`s a tyrant. ”
Would the “Mexican government`s attempt to stamp out the Catholic church” have not been tyrannical if it had been done with fewer murdered priests?