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10 October 2009

Capitalism: A Love Story

directed by Michael Moore

If you want to see a truly scary film this Halloween season, be sure to check out Michael Moore’s newest muckraker, Capitalism: A Love Story. Moore, in typical Moore style, seeks to uncover the reasons why our economy took a dump last year and finds (are you really surprised?) the political system at the center of the shit storm. Even if you think Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are brands of drug store “fancy candy,” this alarming doc about the corrupt and evil system known as capitalism will have you reaching for your torches in no time. With a not too subtle “I told you so,” Moore revisits his first work, Roger and Me, and finds the same problems he faced twenty years ago. It’s like a sequel to a horror movie in which all the same things happen again but on a grander scale. Such is the fate with all sequels; the ante has to be upped. So thanks, capitalism, for raising the stakes and turning the Friday the 13th of Roger & Me (with its GM terrorizes Flint scenario) into the Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan of Capitalism: A Love Story (this time Jason is the entire democratic system, and the victim is the entire country). America always loves a really scary sequel. And now that I think about it…


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