Thanks for that link, Jeff.
Well, if he's nothing else, Thomson is at least consistent in his opinions. The last sentence of that article reads like self-parody though. Could it be he's getting tired of repeating himself?
I'd be interested to read anything he might write about Howard Hawks, as he seems to think a lot more of him than he does of Welles. Has he written anything about Howard Hawks, apart from that rather substanceless article about His Girl Friday?