Fahrenheit 11/9, the latest long-form polemic from documentarian and pundit Michael Moore, definitely earns its sequel insinuating title, but not in ways that most viewers will be expecting.
This week on DVD and Blu-ray I review Jason Reitman‘s Oscar-nominated Up In The Air; Michael Moore‘s quasi-documentary, Capitalism: A Love Story; the animated adventure, Planet 51; plus a look at Oscar-winner, Precious.
Right now I’m finally watching Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story. I like his movies for what they are, but it is hard to call one of them a “documentary”. Compared to a film like Food, Inc. Moore’s films aren’t exactly “balanced”.
Anyone who is familiar with director/writer/activist Michael Moore‘s documentary film style is probably well aware of what he is for and what he is against. Luckily for the sake of Capitalism: A Love Story, Moore hasn’t forgotten what he’s against either and this doc is meticulously focussed on portraying the excesses and greed of the uber-rich and the banks that led to the stock market collapse.
Once again, theatres are jammed with new releases, and the good news is that this is a banner weekend for movies with most of the films getting great early reviews. Coming out this weekend we have the horror/comedy Zombieland, Michael Moore‘s Capitalism: A Love Story, the comedy The Invention Of Lying, Drew Barrymore‘s Whip It, and the re-release of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 back-to-back in 3-D.