“Tales of crusty Manhattan critics spending two hours weeping in the screening rooms are flooding the city,” writes Choire Sitra in a New York Observer piece about the emotional chords being struck by Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features, 12.9). He also reports that “at a screening yesterday a few [critics] could be heard sniffling, [and] one of New York’s most jaded reporters admitted afterward that he found it impossible to be cynical about the film — and this admission was somehow even more shocking than tears.” And Choire Sitra’s a guy. (I knew that.)