| And I think both the left and the right should celebrate people who have different opinions, and disagree with them, and argue with them, and differ with them, but don't just try to shut them up.
| I think most people are more susceptible to prejudice than to reason.
| We don't have a lot of class-conscious filmmaking.
| I begin to feel like I was in the last generation of Americans who took a civics class.
| I don't think Bush was legitimately elected President.
| I'll tell you, I think that the Internet has provided an enormous boost to film criticism by giving people an opportunity to self publish or to find sites that are friendly.
| A lot of people just go to movies that feed into their preexisting and not so noble needs and desires: They just go to action pictures, and things like that.
| The Academy is paranoid about its image.
| Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.
| If a movie isn't a hit right out of the gate, they drop it. Which means that the whole mainstream Hollywood product has been skewed toward violence and vulgar teen comedy.
| If a movie is really working, you forget for two hours your Social Security number and where your car is parked. You are having a vicarious experience. You are identifying, in one way or another, with the people on the screen.
| The movies that are made more thoughtfully or made or with more ambition often get just get drowned out by the noise.
| Catholic theology believes that God gave man free will, and you can't give somebody free will and then send in a play from the sidelines.
| It's funny that there was so much disturbance about having a Catholic in the White House with Kennedy, and when we finally get a religion in the White House that's causing a lot of conflicts, and concerns, and disturbances for a lot of people, it's in the Bush Administration.
| I think we have to get beyond the idea that we have to categorize people.
| Because I don't give the studios advanced quotes or an advanced look at my reviews. I think the readers deserve to read my reviews before the studios do.
| We can now have action movies with two stars where one might be African American and one might be Asian American. One of them doesn't have to be white, and the other one doesn't have to be the ethnic sidekick. We're way over that. And I think it's happening in society, too.
| Well, you know what, I'm 60 years old, and I've been interested in politics since I was on my daddy's knee. During the 1948 election, we were praying for Truman. I know a lot about politics.
| If Hollywood stars speak out, so do all sorts of other people. Now Hollywood stars can get a better hearing.
| Every great film should seem new every time you see it.