Click the above picture of Barack Obama Snr for the first Obama For President ad, thanks to Gawker. It has a very interesting angle. A very good one. Also note prominent front-row display of wedding ring at when he’s speaking to the troops – a nice move. Reminder: he doesn’t oppose all wars. The ring’n’soldier bit is freeze-framed, so that we get the full benefit of our brave lads+wedding ring. Lovely stuff.
I’m just glad she turned up! Before the show, she allegedly “locked herself in her hotel room after a 48-hour bender and refused to go to the venue,” says The Mirror. You could tell.
If I do say so myself.
Sicko was shown at the London Film Festival last week. It is Michael Moore‘s latest effort, looking at the mess that is America’s privatised healthcare system, relying as it does upon insurance claims to pay medical bills.
As Moore’s average, middle-class, insured subjects show us, though, having the insurance may still not be enough. The industry does all it can to avoid payouts, denying the needy of healthcare.
Netribution’s London correspondent Suchandrika Chakrabarti provides an extensive, absorbing review of the latest film from the documentary world’s most popular (creatively) and challenged (critically) director.