Sunday, June 24, 2007

On Sicko...

I've had a pre-release screener of Michael Moore's forthcoming documentary Sicko for a couple of weeks now, but I hadn't watched it until this evening.



(The film's first sequence features an unemployed, uninsured gent named Adam repairing an injury to his person...)

Technically it's rather mid-level, on a par with Ladybugs, The Omega Code, or a Tae Bo cassette.

It matters not, of course. The film is a lacerating indictment of our "health care system," and a rallying cry for participatory democracy. Excellent from start to final fade...

A.O. Scott wrote this critique of Moore's latest, much-needed polemic in Thursday's New York Times.

Variety's Alissa Simon filed this review of Sicko from Cannes in mid-May.



(The title frame.)


Naturally, CNN bumped Mr. Moore from his scheduled Wednesday night slot on Larry King's program to accommodate the recently homeless Paris Hilton interview... Priorities are in order.

TS

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