This Variety piece is interesting, if only for Ian Mohr's uniquely frustrated tone – usually, the trade's house style would strangulate it out. Mohr's got reason to be frustrated: though the piece is ostensibly a check-in on Michael Moore's latest work of docsploitation, Sicko, the trade finds very little to report, beyond the fact that the helmer's production company is not commenting. Once Mohr absorbs the shock of phone calls gone unreturned, he parcels out a couple of rumors that I haven't yet heard. Of particular interest: Moore is allegedly placing hidden cameras in doctors offices, "to expose corruption within the drug biz". It would be in Moore's best interest to retrieve those cameras and head into the editing room – The Weinstein Company already has Sicko on its September release schedule.
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