Interesting debate going on about the films of Jason Reitman (Thank You for Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air).┬á Dennis Lim at Slate charges Reitman with pandering and not having enough to say. Blogger S. T. Karnick at Pajamas Media interprets Lim’s critique as Lim being mad that Reitman doesn’t assert the progressive political agenda in his films.
What do you think? Looking at Karnick’s list of blog entries, I don’t think there is much that I agree with him on. But I do think he’s right in his defense of Reitman. Or maybe he goes too far, and mischaracterizes Lim’s argument as political when it is not. I really do want to know what you think.