The Telegraph‘s Sheila Johnston on the combative distribution history of Jose Padhilla‘s Elite Squad (Weinstein Co., 9.19), which I saw and liked during the L.A. Film Festival. Except for the narration, I mean, which I’m told was put in at Harvey Weinstein’s urging. I half-admired the fascist philosophy (i.e., the “shoot first and forget the questions” approach of Brazil’s paramilitary BOPE squad). There aren’t that many good right-wing crime films. The last high-grade one was Tony Scott‘s Man on Fire.