This is still a small blog. My moral high ground may not count for much and certainly isn’t going to significantly impact anyone’s media coverage reports. And it’s not as if I’m going out on a limb others haven’t already tested for strength.
That being said, I’ve decided that I will not be covering or reviewing the campaigns for either I Love You, Daddy or Wonder Wheel.
The allegations against Louis C.K. that came to light yesterday (though they can hardly be considered new) are too upsetting for me to blithely continue to write about his movie without it coloring everything, especially given the story presented in the movie.
Wonder Wheel is being removed from the editorial calendar also because…well…I think it’s time I and others stopped letting Woody Allen off the hook for not only the things he’s been accused of but for continuing to evade any responsibility for those actions.
I regret writing about Hacksaw Ridge and Daddy’s Home 2 as I see now I contributed to the image rehabilitation of Mel Gibson, even while calling it out. That’s what I hope to avoid by forgoing any future coverage of Allen’s films.
I can say that going forward I’m going to put a lot more consideration into what stories, rumors and other details surround the people involved in making the movies I plan to write about. I was already weighing whether to spike the All The Money In The World column because of the charges made against Kevin Spacey but the news he’s being replaced by Christopher Plummer changes the equation a bit.