Bowling For Columbine
a sprawling documentary which is probably the worst thing i can say about it, from an artistic point of view. the film probably would have benefited from an edit that kept the film focused on the gun/culture of fear issue, rather than bleeding over to the welfare to work program and other issues. this is the film that made moore truly huge and it may be his definitive work – it showcases his ambush journalism, his love of michigan, his sense of humor, his ability to tell the small stories in a larger context, and, unfortunately, it has some controversial edits as well. but for all the hype and controversy surrounding the man and the film, the simple fact is that the film tackles myriad difficult issues and is as poignant a documentary as has been released in the last 5 years.