Movie Diary 9/17/2009

Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore, 2009). Big subject, big target, less beard on Moore. He can’t ambush anybody anymore, because he’s who he is, and it’s hard to address the crazies when the news cycle moves so quickly. (full review 10/2)

Fear in the Night (Maxwell Shane, 1947). Very like its 1956 remake Nightmare (by the same director), this is a single-minded entry about a man (DeForest Kelley) who wakes up convinced that his murderous dream is real. Not exactly ripping, but the cheaper production values help set the mood. Based on what must be a lesser Cornell Woolrich (writing as William Irish) story.