It’s now incumbent upon David Poland to scold and swat down Variety‘s Pamela McLintock for writing an assessment article about the tanking or underperforming of all those serious early fall dramas that’s more or less coming from the same place as that Rachel Abramowitz L.A. Times piece from two days ago.

Time, in other words, to explain once again that it’s all “a bunch of hysteria over a few films that didn’t catch in limited releases” and that “there’s no real story here” and “it’s business as usual when you take a real look at it.”