National Critics Society Gets Political — Why Exactly?

waltzbashir.jpgThe National Society of Film Critics, normally an apolitical bunch, decided to make a stand against Israel on the same day that the embattled nation launched a ground attack on Hamas in Gaza, IndieWire reports.

Not that anyone in Israel or Gaza give a hoot, but the Critics Society gave its best picture award to the film “Waltz with Bashir,” a documentary directed by Ari Folman about the the atrocities the Israeli army perpetuated during the early 80s Lebanon War.

Sony Pictures Classics opened the anti-war film in U.S. theaters last week.

Film critics voted Saturday afternoon at Sardi’s in New York City’s Times Square.

So much for critics who claim they don’t care about politics.