The Best Film Of The Year (Well, So Far)
I'm not going to review Sicko, because you should see it rather than be told about it. And yes, I know a lot of people have problems with Michael Moore and his protest buffo routine. But you're doing yourself a great disservice by skipping his latest (and best) film, which exposes not only the health care system in America but also dissembles our cultural assumptions about the rest of the world. I don't doubt that Moore skews facts to suit his arguments, but even if only half of what he says is true, it is a damning endictment of our nation's irresponsibility, and a dramatic call to service. As it happens, it's also incredibly solid filmmaking, balancing humor with outrage in perfect amounts. So if you haven't seen it, I suggest you do. Either that, or we should all move to Canada or France.