My favourite movie genre: documentaries.
I've never been much for fantasies. I've had all my sexual ones already, and I prefer other's imaginations over my own!
was great. I liked that it did not focus solely on the "chemicals are bad for you aspect" which it could have. I felt it gave a very good analysis of the impact of agribusiness and monocultures on our culture, on our economy, on our ecology and global capacity to deal with unpredictables. It does not contain much new for the very involved, but it does make some very strong points against the oligarchy that our food manufacturers have become, and how "anti-free-market" they really are. In light of the recent 56 label food recall, it all fits very nicely.
surprised me, though it shouldn't have. I really really like Michael Moore films. But I can see the points haters criticise: his talent at taking facts and putting them in new contexts. Haters really hate that ability. I love that ability. For me the ability to think horizontally, to have eyes and ears open to the entire range of facts and information we daily glean our information from, is a very very rare talent indeed. You might think, anti-capitalism, bla bla bla, what more could be said, haven't we heard it all before. But no, Moore manages to pinpoint tell tale problem spots and uses them to paint a fresco of all that is wrong with our system. He is a great story teller, and that is a talent I'd love to have. I was slightly surprised at his references to religious values, in a couple of instances. But then again, his take on catholicism is the way it was taught to me, meekness, kindness, generosity, caring, forgiveness, and complete absence of old testament, strictly the positivist "teachings" of the fable "Jesus" and some catechism, total tolerance, no issues with science. And where I'm from, not so many little boy scandals. But that might just be because sex has always been a very open topic in Québec.
Highly recommend both.