Oliver Stone is a smart Hollywood director. He understands well how
to manipulate film surfaces. Unfortunately, his adeptness stops there.
Meaning that he is not terribly perceptive or probing in his analysis
He is only one mirror in a room of mirrors actually a room of smoke
and mirrors and the world beyond this Hollywood illusion is little
more than a clever dialogue between the dummy talking to his
master. It's unfortunate that these discussions seem so totally
dominated by dead-end *reviews* of the latest box office stars.
Criticism at least as it manifests itself here seems unable to
bridge the gulf between an illusory reality andand that other
*reality* we call the real world. Where does the problem lie?
Allan Chicago