CATEGORIES Documentary, New Releases, Home Entertainment, Politics, Michael Moore, Features, Movie News, New Releases, CinematicalDespite the unveiling of footage of Sicko in Toronto, we still have a while before Michael Moore's next documentary hits theaters. So, while he takes longer and longer to give us the politically charged films we crave, let us celebrate the quicker filmmaking of Robert Greenwald, who last year gave us the controversial Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (I keep fudging that title as "the high cost of living" -- anybody else?). In case you haven't been reading Cinematical for more than a few months, that film received a lot of attention; so much that I have decided to limit related links to this original story.
Greenwald's follow-up is already finished and is available on DVD next week (it is also receiving his usual scattered and limited theatrical screenings). Titled Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, the doc focuses on the private corporations charging exuberant prices for goods in Iraq (a six-pack of Coca-Cola for $45?), much of which is, in the end, paid for by American taxpayers. Among these corporations, Haliburton is obviously given great attention, and the company has already spoken out against the film calling it, "a theory in search of a conspiracy."
Personally, I keep hoping that Greenwald will deliver a follow-up to Xanadu (at least the soundtrack, anyway), but as I'm in the minority there, I'm glad that fans of his other films can keep getting more and more from him.