— by ROB COX —
Michael Moore returns Oct. 2 with his latest film, “Capitalism: A Love Story.”
Moore’s last film, the informative “Sicko,” showed the film maker’s kinder, gentler side compared to his earlier work, including “Fahrenheit 911” and “Bowling for Columbine.”
Based on the trailer for Capitalism, it appears that Moore is returning to the trenches with this film and once again deploying a more stinging, confrontational approach.
Moore’s work never lacks for wit and satire. The man is a master at combining thought-provoking rhetoric with an incendiary balance of fact and reasoned supposition.
With its anti-capitalism message, the movie looks as if it may rank with the most controversial of Moore’s films. And due to the recent recession and public outrage over bailouts and white collar crime, this film will likely resonate with a larger audience than it might otherwise have.
Of course, the viewer is always advised to investigate Moore’s claims, always approaching them with a degree of healthy skepticism.
Love him or hate him though, if Moore accomplishes nothing else, he at least stirs debate like few others, inciting fervent reaction in both his audience and in those who oppose him. That’s why I’m looking forward to “Capitalism: A Love Story.”