Movie of the Day – Sicko

I am not doing this post to make a political statement or trying to drum up some kind of heated discussion on the topic of healthcare in America.  I mean if people want to talk about it in the comments section, please feel free to do so.  What I am wanting to talk about today is a solid documentary film, that is what I want to do and maybe some personal commentary.  No matter what Michael Moore does, he always has his detractors.  Whether they launch into the man and his weight problem, call him ultra-liberal or disparage his films as being one-sided and sensational, I got to give him some credit with his skills in terms of getting us to talk about the issues.  It might be far too left leaning for me (I don’t affiliate with Democrat or Republican parties) at times, but you got to appreciate that this individual is going out and tackling the things that matter most to Americans and bringing it to light.  That is what a good documentary is, even if there is an agenda behind it, the mechanics and themes resonate.

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Documentary of the Day – Bowling for Columbine

Before everyone starts calling me un-American for posting this liberal documentary against the pervasive gun culture, let me say that I at least pay my taxes, thus allowing me to harp on America if I want.  Also Free Speech bitches.  Anyways, another Michael Moore selection this time around and probably his best work in my opinion.  While Roger and Me was the foot in the door to the surprise interview documentary, Bowling for Columbine is a well reasoned and thought provoking on the subject of gun culture in America.

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Documentary of the Day – Roger and Me

Say what you want about Michael Moore, but the man can make a compelling documentary that does more to open up a dialogue about the subject than any other medium available.  Sure, he has been known to use gotcha tactics for interviews, sometimes manipulate footage that is out of context with the timelines of his topic, or that his documentaries aren’t objective, but they all are powerful pieces of film that managed to open up discussion about scathing topics through the  use of humor and satire.  Roger and Me is one of his best documentaries, while also being his first, it managed to redefine documentaries and the involvement of the director to push along the subject matter while practicing a more surprise, gotcha style of getting the truth.

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