Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

10th September
written by Tony

This is going to be a hot one. I’m not sure if there is any way to talk about this movie without starting some kind of fight with someone, so I won’t pretend that I can write some sort of neutral review and be done with it, or that this will be a review only. Despite the fact that this movie is over two years old, I think now was the perfect time for us to watch it, considering how hotly contested Obama’s healthcare reform is currently. I won’t lie, this is a depressing movie, for a lot of reasons. I’ll be the first to say that there are definitely times in his other movies when Michael Moore crosses the line from telling a story to flagrantly airing a personal bias. There have certainly been times in his previous movies where I agreed with his premise but disagreed with his tactics. However, this movie is largely free from those moments, though I will discuss some of them later. (more…)
5th November
written by Tony
I've been following the election for some time now (ever since the party nominations gave me a reason to care) and have, until the eve of the election, generally ignored the candidate's websites. I've seen several comments from various respected news organizations on the idea that Obama ran a perfect campaign (or as close as one could come) and at least from an aesthetic point of view I'm inclined to agree. Obama did several things with the visual design of this campaign that few candidates have done in recent memory, several of which created quite a bit of interest in the design community. (more…)