According to Roger Ebert’s review of “Menace II Society,” Allen Hughes said of his film, “If you hate blacks, this movie will make you hate them more.” I feel like that about Robert Ryman’s paintings: if you already feel threatened by challenging works of art, you will probably really, really dislike Ryman’s work.

Personally, I think Robert Ryman is a good painter. And, if you haven’t seen “Meance II Society,” it’s good too.