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Moore's 'Magnum Opus'

Michael Moore’s new film, Capitalism: A Love Story, premiered in Venice on Sunday night. What’s the early word? “Capitalism: A Love Story does not quite measure up to Moore's Sicko in its cumulative power, and it is unlikely to equal Fahrenheit 9/11 in political impact,” Time’s Mary Corliss writes. “In many ways, though, this is Moore's magnum opus: the grandest statement of his career-long belief that big business is screwing the hard-working little guy while government connives in the atrocity.” The film reviews the financial crisis, and features Moore trying to make citizen's arrests on AIG executives. "The anecdotes are instructive and appalling,” Corliss writes, “and if they meander off the immediate talking point of the trillions the banks took in bailout money last year and the billions they made in profits this year, they bolster Moore's belief that no one should have been surprised by the collapse of a corrupt system.”