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Most Powerful Film of the Year
by James Colt Harrison

Fahrenheit 11/9 is the most powerful film of the year. It packs a wallop and wakes you up to the horrible situation now taking place in our government. Yes, Moore’s favorite target is Donald Trump, and reasonably so.

Moore describes Trump as a “Tyrant, Liar, Racist. A Hole in One.” Many in the USA would agree, but Trump’s followers violently disagree. During the racist uprising in the South, supporters resorted to violence that resulted in a woman being killed when a car deliberately ran over her. These acts definitely lean toward racism, and Moore is not afraid to say it out loud.

Moore may definitely be a Trump adversary, but he has a curmudgeonly sense of humor that comes through as he skewers his victims. He means business, but he can’t help poking a little fun to make it all more palatable.

Trump isn’t the only one Moore runs through with a sword. Even gentlemanly President Obama comes in for a few criticisms as do Bill & Hillary, in passing.

Moore has been at the forefront of the Flint water poisoning scandal since the beginning. It’s his Michigan hometown, and he’s concerned for the people, especially the children, who have been sickened by the filthy and contaminated water of Flint. The Governor of Michigan is a particular target of Moore’s wrath, and rightly so, because of his lax actions in fixing the water problem. When confronted by Moore and his cameras, the governor definitely looks uncomfortable and guilty about something.

Moore gives a shout out to the student activists of the Florida school shooting. He gives them plenty of screen time to discuss their campaign for more gun control. Stand-out student David Hogg is featured and given a say, with rousing effect.

Moore’s documentaries are always thought-provoking. He wants all of us to get involved and make sure we guard all our rights. One provocative scene features Trump’s voice dubbed over a manic speech given by Adolph Hitler. If that doesn’t give you chills, nothing will.

Watching this two-hour tirade about getting up and doing something about America will open your eyes -- and make them pop out of your head!

(Released by Briarcliff Entertainment and rated "R" for language and some disturbing material/ images.)

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