Another warning that this is the first of six posts for today. I lack the motivation to write one, and then everything else gets backed up until I get to that one I didn’t feel like writing about. Enjoy the spam.
Movie Number- 78
Title– Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
Branden’s Rating– 9 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating– N/A out of 10
Average Rating– 9
Netflix Rating– 5 Stars
Comments– Whether you agree with his views or not I imagine most would agree that Michael Moore knows how to make a good documentary (Bowling for Coumbine is one of the scariest documentaries I have ever seen, and one of the best). Capitalism: A Love Story is no different. Moore makes this documentary engaging, entertaining, and educational. It is scary to think that some (or worst, all) of the facts that Moore brings up could be true, but what’s even worse is how we can do so little to stop the bad politicians. Michael Moore presents his argument that capitalism is a highly flawed system well, and gives good examples of why this is true. Again, whether or not you agree or disagree with him, I bet you’d find some good chuckles, and would do some thinking about the country we live in if you watched it. I loved it and thought it was one of his best documentaries since Bowling for Columbine. I hope to watch Sicko soon and get it on this list. I guess I should also note that I am sucker for anything that centers around my hometown of Detroit, which Moore, like usual, brings up a lot. Incredible.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.