Richard Williamson’s Film Reviews

Distinguished English film critic, Dickie Williamson (not to be confused with the SSPX bishop with a similar name) has published another stunning film review. The Cambridge grad and connoisseur of ecclesiastical fancy dress has this to say about Stephen Spielberg’s famous Schindler’s List:

“My Dear people, benefactors and friends. It is tempting when looking for a serious family film entertainment (either on digitally ‘versatile’ disc or video-tape) to consider a cinematic offering that is historical and inspirational. A ‘friend’ might innocently recommend the film Schindler’s List by the descendent of a survivor of the so-called ‘holocaust’ Stephen Spielberg. It should be obvious that this film is not suitable for family entertainment, and neither is this person a true friend.

Like the Sound of Music it presents a totally false view of the difficult times we refer to as the Second World War. Allow me, for a moment, to discuss this film and thus expose it’s faults. It seems at first to be a serious treatment of a serious subject. The hero, a factory owner named Oskar Schindler, is at first a totally harmless entrepreneur. He is a capitalist and knows how to make a profit, and there is nothing wrong with that. He is also a knowledgeable man of the world. He is, as our Lord has advised, ‘wise as a serpent’. Schindler fits in well with his superiors, and knows how to offer an honest man a job and reward him well. So far no problems.

Then this Schindler (who is portrayed as the hero of the tale) starts to do dishonest things. He disobeys the rightful authority in his native Germany and plots to kidnap Jewish people who are simply trying to earn a living doing an honest hard days’ work. He neglects the patriotic and inspiring motto, “Work shall Make You Free” and takes them away to a factory where they do next to nothing. Before long they are sabotaging their own country’s efforts to repel an invading enemy force.

The film gets worse. Before we know it we are being taken into a total fairyland of unreality. The historical errors this film portrays are mind boggling in the extreme. The trains that took the workers to a well earned vacation at a holiday camp are shown to be cattle cars. The hardworking and happy people are shown being unloaded at a ‘concentration camp’ where the loyal, patriotic (and handsome) German soldiers are portrayed as villains. Most ludicrous of all, the Jewish people are shown being herded into gas chambers and being killed. 

It is easy to dismiss this with simple logic. Why would the Germans use perfectly good cattle cars for transporting humans? What did they do with the cattle? Are we supposed to imagine that they put the cattle into first class accommodation? Also there is not a scrap of evidence to prove that Jewish people went into gas chambers. Why would the Germans want to kill millions of people who were working so hard for them? Is this the sort of make believe you want your children to see? I think not.

We must not be surprised that a Jewish person has produced this film and that it has won awards and been praised by the Jewish controlled media men in Hollywood. Their whole plan from the beginning was to attack the Catholic Church and bring down a Catholic culture, and through films like this they portray good, well disciplined people in uniforms as villains and a shifty, disloyal and deceitful man like Oskar Schindler as a hero.

No, this film will rot the very souls and minds of our young people. Steer clear of it my dear people! 

You won’t want to miss Dickie’s review of the seriously sick Sound of Music.  For his review of the ‘practically pornographic in every way’ Mary Poppins click here.
and don’t miss how he makes a dog’s dinner of Lassie.
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  • So it’s “dishonest” to “disobey rightful authority”? Oh the irony….Then, more than just denying the holocaust, his whole worldview seems to be calling good evil and evil good. He definitely needs prayers, for mere human logic will not crack this nut. (puns intended)

  • Satire at its finest. The one on Lassie was hilarious. (If not satire, then, Good Lord! Somebody should lock this lunatic up.)

  • As you well know, Father, Dickie Williamson is no bishop, at least not in the Catholic church. He was (and is) an adherent of that breakaway group, the right wing Society of St. Pius X. Although his excommunication was lifted by the Vatican this month, that does not make him a validly ordained bishop — no more than I am. I’m sorry that you’ve misrepresented his standing in the title of your blog entry.As for the review of Schindler’s List, yes, perhaps Williamson intended it as satire. Unfortunately, it comes all too close to the party line that is espoused by many Holocaust deniers. A satire that is not, in my view, all that funny. The Holocaust is not something one jokes about. Even today.

  • So, I’m not too prideful to say I’m a little confused. The reviews on the blog, I know, are satire, right? Are you parodying the one on Sound of Music? Cause, while just as ridiculous, it looked real. Was it real??

  • Clarification: ‘Bishop’ Williamson’s review of the Sound of Music is authentic. The others are my spoof ‘Dickie’ Williamson reviews.

  • ” …The others are my spoof ‘Dickie’ Williamson reviews.”D’Oh!

  • Hello Steve,Actually, Williamson *is* a validly ordained bishop of the Catholic Church. Archbishop Lefebvre and Bishop de Castro Mayer had the power to consecrate, and employed the proper form and matter. The difficulty, however, is that neither prelate was authorized to consecrate these bishops – rather, specifically forbidden to do so – so that their consecrations were not *licit*.Williamson is, nominally, a validly consecrated Catholic bishop. Now that he is no longer excommunicated, he may receive the sacraments. But he remains suspended a divinis, meaning he cannot confer any of the sacraments at all. And that will remain so until he and the Society are regularized. It’s easy to see now in retrospect why one of the concerns the Vatican had in 1988 was the quality of the candidates Lefebvre had in mind. Even by traditionalist standards, Williamson seems to have been a poor candidate.

  • Athelstane, are you contending that Archbishop Lefebvre, who was excommunicated for his actions in declaring Williamson (and others) a bishop was able to consecrate Williamson as a valid bishop? Wouldn’t the consecration be invalid (in terms of canon law) precisely because it was done outside of both the letter and spirit of church law? (In my book, the radical traditionalists of the St. Pius X Society respect church law when it runs in their favor, and hold it in contempt when it contradicts their beliefs. Of course, that’s the very charge that’s been leveled for decades against liberal/progressive Catholics, of which I count myself as one.)

  • As you’ve probably read from all the reputable canon law sources now, the SSPX bishops were consecrated “validly but illicitly”. Their consecrations have power to them, in other words, but were done against the law. Illicitness has certain consequences, but it’s not like they weren’t really consecrated, either.Now, if a bishop tries to, say, consecrate a woman or a piece of breakfast cereal as a bishop, that would be invalid _and_ illicit. And if I tried to consecrate someone as a bishop, it would be just plain invalid as well as illicit, too, because I’m no bishop.

  • Fr Longenecker – this review is getting quoted as a genuine work of Bishop Williamson’s. (A section was briefly up at Mark Shea’s as such.) Please put something at the top of the posts to make it clear that your parodies are such; there’s enough stuff flying around without this getting mixed in!

  • ok