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TIFF 2009 Day 4: Michael Moore’s Capitalism

Capitalism: A Love Story is good for a chuckle – there are ha-ha moments, not enough a-ha moments. Fans of the provocateur, agent of change and documentarian-comedian (I include myself a part of this group) might find that their isn’t much of an argument here.

Capitalism: A Love Story is good for a chuckle – there are ha-ha moments, not enough a-ha moments. Fans of the provocateur, agent of change and documentarian-comedian (I include myself a part of this group) might find that their isn’t much of an argument here. Disorganized and not hard-hitting enough, this felt like a dumbed down presentation of the facts. Would have personally loved to see Michael Moore not stop at the Bush saga, but give the Obama administration a tap on the chin. Full review coming soon.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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