Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Fahrenheit 11/9 is Michael Moore’s follow up to award winning documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 and sees a somewhat return to form for the director.  A bleak look at America’s deeply flawed political system, it’s a film that’s happy to take shots at Obama, Clinton and Bush as well as Trump.  Yes it’s  bit heavy handed at times (the Nazi stuff seems a touch on the nose) but that’s Moore’s style after all. But when it hits it really hits and the focus on Flint once again shows what big politics feels like on a local level.  People will hate it for sure but there’s a strong message here and one worth listening to.

Best Bit: Flint & The water

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Fahrenheit 9/11, Trumpland, Sicko

 


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American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009) – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009) – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Okay bias alert.  I rate Bill Hicks as possibly the best comedian of the last 30 years.  Bill Hicks is a modern day poet and a controversial genius all rolled into one and this innovative, interesting, simply first rate documentary is a must see for fans, converts or believers that America has given very little to the world.  It’s clever, deletes deep into who Hicks was and leaves you with a huge appreciation of a true comic legend.

Best Bit:Bill’s Early Performances

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Fahrenheit 9/11, Lost in La Mancha, Super Size Me

 


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Where To Invade Next – A Quick Capsule Review

Where To Invade Next – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Moore, directing act could be his strongest film to date, has delivered the best documentary of the year so far with his witty (and at time biting) view on the startling difference between Europeans across work, education, health care, sex and equality.  Fascinating, scalding and compelling all at one this is one of 2016’s must see films.

Best Bit: When you realise you want to live anywhere else!

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Fahrenheit 9/11, Roger & Me, Bowling For Columbine

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Author: Phil Hobden