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Film Outtake Sheds Light On Manning Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. -- For a moment on what could be the last day before closing statements in the trial of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the documentary fil...

Ryan Grim

Julian Assange Secret Indictment?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice has "more likely than not" prepared a sealed indictment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing cla...

WikiLeaks Doc Accused Of 'Errors And Sleight Of Hand'

AP | Posted 05.24.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- WikiLeaks characterizes the new documentary, "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks," as biased and accuses its director, Alex Gibne...

Movie Review: We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.21.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Other documentarians may be more famous than Oscar-winner Alex Gibney, but there's no one working right now who afflicts the comfortable with more energy and pointedness than Gibney.

How Far Did PBS Go To Avoid Offending A Sponsor?

The New Yorker | Jane Mayer | Posted 05.20.2013 | Media

PBS has standards for "editorial integrity," and its guidelines state that "member stations are responsible for shielding the creative and editorial p...

WATCH: A Gripping Look Inside WikiLeaks

The Huffington Post | Michael Hogan | Posted 03.21.2013 | Entertainment

The trailer for Alex Gibney's latest documentary, "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks," debuted on Apple today. The film, which opens on May 24,...

Eagles Land, Then Soar in New Documentary

Michael Sigman | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

The band reached its highest altitude during the mid to late 1970s, when the single and album Hotel California cemented what Rolling Stone called their "note-perfect Hollywood-cowboy ennui."

The Moment That Broke The Eagles

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 04.15.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Consider how unusual it is for the exact breaking point of a big-time rock band to be chronicled on film. The Beatles' "Let it Be" s...

WATCH: Filmmaker Slams 'Zero Dark Thirty' Torture Portrayal

Posted 02.01.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney has taken on corruption and torture in his documentaries "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" and "Taxi to the D...

Zero Dark Thirty Account of Torture Verified by Media Record of Legislators and CIA Officials

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
G. Roger Denson

In the weeks surrounding the raid on bin Laden, the government, the intelligence community, the media, and the public displayed a wide variance of views on waterboarding. The intelligence community in particular seems marked by inconsistency and outright contradiction.

Dr. Oz Prescribes Silver Linings Playbook at Le Cirque

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.20.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Standing high on a stepladder, Dr. Mehmet Oz addressed the crowd at Le Cirque, at cocktails for Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell and his star Robert De Niro.

Documentaries on the Case: The Central Park Five and Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

On April 19, 1989, you could not miss the headlines -- and the horror of the Central Park jogger case. The Central Park Five, a deft examination of the most publicized rape case in NY history, questions the handling of this case.

A Movie Healed Them

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion
Michael D'Antonio

The movie, "Mea Maxima Culpa, Silence in the House of God," reveals a horrendous example of the clerical system that allowed thousands of priests to sexually abuse children in America and around the world.

'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: Revisiting the Monterey International Pop Festival Through A Perfect Haze

Holly Cara Price | Posted 02.19.2012 | Books
Holly Cara Price

The Monterey International Pop Festival took place at such a guileless time that the promoters used the word "pop" in its title. Not long after this would have been unthinkable, after the lines were drawn between "pop" music and rock and roll.

Ken Kesey Rides Again In Magic Trip

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 10.06.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Directors Alex Gibney and Allison Ellwood have resurrected, cinematically, the pivotal moment when our country went from Mad Men to HAIR.

Neal Cassady Drives Again in 'Magic Trip'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

See Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood's "archival cinéma vérité" documentary "Magic Trip" to see Neal Cassady's next chapter, as the driver of Ken Kesey's bus Further.

HuffPost Review: Magic Trip

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You don't have to be a Deadhead or a Ken Kesey-phile to find the fun and the wistfulness in Magic Trip, Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood's reconstruction of the famous cross-country bus trip by Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters.

Video: Alex Gibney on Steve Bartman and Catching Hell

Kristin McCracken | Posted 08.23.2011 | Sports
Kristin McCracken

In Catching Hell, Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney explores the psychology of die-hard sports fans and scapegoating through the lens of two infamous...

Tribeca Film Exclusive Interview: Alex Gibney's Catching Hell -- Sports: The Dark Side

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Can catching a ball for your favorite baseball team, in front of millions of fans, literally ruin your life? This very scenario is the subject of Alex Gibney's brilliant new documentary, Catching Hell.

Sundance Preview: Tripping with Alex Gibney

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The idea for Alex Gibney's new film Magic Trip began at Sundance and climaxes with a world premiere at the film festival this weekend. En route to S...

HuffPost Review: Casino Jack

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a tragedy that director George Hickenlooper didn't live to see the release of his film, Casino Jack. This fun film encapsulates the hubris that marked the career of uber-lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Of Testosterone and Pheromones

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Shermer

Client 9 is unabashedly sympathetic to Eliot Spitzer. Spitzer makes no excuses for either his overweening ambition as the left's lawman against Corporate Corruption or for his biblical-like fall from grace.

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marcia G. Yerman

Director Alex Gibney's account is a story with a motley cast of characters that only a screenwriter could dream up. It is a political intrigue tale, missing only a definitive "Deep Throat" anchor.

Alex Gibney on Client 9, Spitzer, Dupree, Harry Potter, etc. (VIDEO)

Liz Glover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Liz Glover

Cross posted at Wonkette....

'Client 9' Director Uncovers Spitzer Secrets

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The prostitution scandal that took down governor Eliot Spitzer is well worn territory, but the explanation behind it had some intriguing holes that A...