It is time to be reminded, with the release of the film Mr. Jones, by celebrated Polish director Agnieska Holland, that Hollywood, abetted by the mainstream media, has demonstrated a historical and ultimately embarrassing penchant for blinking at and twisting current events. After the McCarthy era and its incriminating blacklisting scandals, Hollywood swerved piously left and has stayed in that lane ever since. In this respect, director Oliver Stone is no outlier. You would scarcely guess, from watching decades of spy films and thrillers from the ’60s right on to the fall of the Berlin Wall in ’91, that an archvillainous regime existed all the while in Moscow, having run up a death toll in the scores of millions.
Yes, Hollywood somehow missed all that. The moguls of Malibu preferred to conjure American right-wing conspirators and warmongers, like those in John Fran...
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