What percentage of conservative Democrats who lost their Congressional seat in November? And what percentage of the Progressive Dems lost their seats?
The answer is quite amazing and begs the question, "Has the country really turned conservative?" 53% of the conservative Dems lost their seats whereas only ... Continue Reading
Has Sicko ever been shown on American television? Good luck to all the sick people in the U.S. -- Coderik from Holland
In Europe and Canada and elsewhere, my films are show on broadcast (free) television in prime time (BBC and Channel 4 in the UK, the ... Continue Reading
How many people come to the Traverse City Film Festival?
During the six days of the 2013 festival there were over 119,000 admissions experiencing great movies at 10 different venues and 188 screenings, with over ... Continue Reading
Why have you started a comedy festival in northern Michigan in the middle of winter?
Because if you were here in the dead of winter in the middle of nowhere (which is actually somewhere to us), you'd need a few ... Continue Reading
Do you own a gun?
Yes. At the beginning of Bowling for Columbine, there's a scene where I go into a bank in northern Michigan to open an account. The ... Continue Reading
If I were to see one documentary right now, what would you suggest?
There are a significant number of fine documentaries this year. One that is in theaters right now that is one of the best is 'Searching ... Continue Reading
Mike, do you like Mad Men on AMC?
Love it. It's a brilliant show. It's about the many ways people can prostitute themselves (and others) in this life, and the way advertising makes ... Continue Reading
Mike, was the triple overtime Outback Bowl come-from-behind win the greatest Spartans game ever?
Yes -- or at least it will be until their appearance in next year's Rose Bowl, a game which they will win in septuagintuple (70) ... Continue Reading
Mike, Rangers or Cardinals? Before Game 3, the Rangers were almost 2-1 favorites
Seriously? What is rule #1 in sports? NEVER root for a team from Texas! Go Cardinals! (Actually, I couldn't imagine a worse pairing to watch ... Continue Reading
Don't you think that TV does a better job convicting people than prosecutors or juries?
Absolutely! I frankly don't know why we even waste our time with the "judicial system." When you have 24-hour cable news channels and exciting local ... Continue Reading
Do you belong to a union?
Yes, I belong to four unions: the Directors Guild, the Writers Guild, the Screen Actors Guild, and AFTRA. I only work on movies and TV ... Continue Reading
What's your favorite memory from high school?
Getting kicked out of marching band. We played one too many pranks, the last one being we lit a cigarette and placed it between the ... Continue Reading
What did you think of Ricky Gervais on the Golden Globes?
Satire, really great satire, works when you take the piss out of those in power or stand up to the conventional wisdom when you know ... Continue Reading
What movies have had the biggest influence on you?
Every single film of Stanley Kubrick, plus: "Hearts and Minds" by Peter Davis "Sherman's March" by Ross McAlwee "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story" by Todd ... Continue Reading
What did you have for breakfast today?
Every day I have either oatmeal with bananas and apples and cinnamon, or old school shredded wheat with strawberries and skim milk. Continue Reading
Mike, what is your favorite newspaper, and why? Yours, Amy
I no longer have a favorite newspaper in this country. I do read the New York Times each day, but it's a shell of its ... Continue Reading
Mike, Do you support the decriminalization of Marijuana in our society? Do you think that could have positive effects on our Economy? Thanks.
Yes. Our drug laws are hypocritical (our most abused drugs are the legal ones: alcohol and prescriptions) and often racist. These laws have locked up ... Continue Reading