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Monday, May 21, 2007


FOXNews.com - Michael Moore's 'Sicko'

FOXNews.com - 'Sicko' Shows Michael Moore's Maturity as a Filmmaker
Boy, when the ship starts going down, all the rats make for higher ground. This doesn't keep FauxNews from taking a backhanded swipe along the way, though.
Filmmaker Michael Moore's brilliant and uplifting new documentary, "Sicko," deals with the failings of the U.S. healthcare system, both real and perceived. But this time around, the controversial documentarian seems to be letting the subject matter do the talking, and in the process shows a new maturity.

Unlike many of his previous films ("Roger and Me," "Bowling for Columbine," "Fahrenheit 9-11"), "Sicko" works because in this one there are no confrontations. Moore smartly lets very articulate average Americans tell their personal horror stories at the hands of insurance companies. The film never talks down or baits the audience.
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I guess when it's a movie they like, Moore "shows a new maturity" and "smartly lets very articulate...Americans tell their personal...stories". I haven't seen any trailers yet, but I'll bet that those "very articulate average Americans" are, as Wolf Blitzer so foot-in-mouthingly put it, "so poor and so black," as the word articulate is often used to describe someone who isn't expected to be.

Personally, I enjoyed "Roger and Me," "Bowling for Columbine," and "Farenheit 9-11," and if they're to be judged immature, I suppose it would be for the absolutely immature behaviour of his targets. But "Sicko" takes aim at Big Pharma, a non-partisan enemy we can all enjoy. I wonder, though, how the movie will, and Fox's glowing review of it, will square with the likes of Glenn Beck and Bill O'Lielly...

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Blogger otter said...

I cant wait to see this. I like all Michael Moore movies, especially Bowling for Colombine. It irritates me that people get upset by the confrontations in his movies...we are a bit to preoccupied with being polite while people die and get screwed by the man. Anyway, did you see Babel? Don't really get the connection but I am feeling it somehow.

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