Bowling for Columbine
First screened in December 2002; most recently screened in June 2012
Director: Michael Moore. Polemical inquiry into American gun culture. Interview subjects include James Nichols, Richard Castaldo, Mark Taylor, Tom Mauser, Dick Herlan, Barry Glassner, Matt Stone, Marilyn Manson, Evan McCollum, Denny Fennell, Jimmie Hughes, Robert J. Pickell, Dick Clark, and Charlton Heston. Screenplay: Michael Moore.
Twitter Capsule: Digressive and inconsistently cogent, and yet scores plenty of points. Theme excuses lost-at-sea structure.

Photo © 2002 United Artists/Dog Eat Dog Films
Not yet reviewed in full. B+

(in December 2002: A–)


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Documentary Feature

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: 55th Anniversary Prize
Writers Guild of America: Best Original Screenplay
Independent Spirit Awards: Best Documentary Feature
National Board of Review: Best Documentary Feature
César Awards (French Oscars): Best Foreign Film

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