Cinema: Imposing On Reality

ROGER & ME Directed and Written by Michael Moore

Michael Moore is a funny man -- and also an angry one. But when you've seen this movie, you have to wonder: Is he entirely honest? One hates to raise this question, since anyone who is willing to run bingo games to help finance his movie has the makings of a folk hero. Especially when his completed picture becomes the talk of the film-festival circuit and achieves what few documentaries ever do: distribution by a major studio, which is said to have paid $2 million for the privilege.

The metaphor through which...

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