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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...

The Hot Breath of Power: Interview With the Director of Client 9

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

This season, docs have become the star attraction of theatrical releases. Soaring above the others are Inside Job -- and now, virtually a companion piece, Alex Gibney's Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer.

HuffPost Review: Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Alex Gibney's film makes the case is that, while Spitzer absolutely did the things he admitted, he was the target of right-wing-powered federal investigations into relatively minor tax infractions.

Eliot Spitzer and the Madam Co-Star in Client 9

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Even as a CNN political talk show host, the specter of scandal haunts Eliot Spitzer. Oscar winning Alex Gibney seized the moment to document the falle...

On the Culture Front: T-Post, Client 9 and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Chris Kompanek

Each shirt has a story idea illustrated by an artist with a colorful graphic on the front of the shirt. Flip it inside out to read the article.

ReThink Interview: Alex Gibney

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

It's safe to say that Alex Gibney is easily among the five best documentary filmmakers in America, if not the world, with Michael Moore and Errol Morr...

All They Ask for Is an Unfair Advantage

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

I attended a screening this week of Alex Gibney's new documentary, Client 9. It's the story of the rise and fall of New York State Governor Eliot Spit...

The Sheriff of Wall Street Returns in Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

Eliot Spitzer-- a member of the pantheon of fallen political gods who couldn't keep it zipped -- is the subject of a new documentary that explodes the myths surrounding his case. The film is riveting.

Dream Team Documentarians Make Freakonomics

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The new documentary based on Freakonomics is a very clever, entertaining, seemingly random, fact-loaded commentary on the workings of our world.

HuffPost Review: Freakonomics

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As anthology films go, Freakonomics is an entertaining -- if occasionally scattershot -- documentary. But then, that was the nature of the book by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, upon which the film was based.

ReThink Interview: Seth Gordon, Exec. Producer of Freakonomics

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I spoke to Gordon about applying Freakonomics, working with a group of celebrated documentarians, films that changed Gordon's life, and matters concerning Donkey Kong and the scripted remake of the King of Kong that is in the works.

Lawrence Wright's New Journalism: "My Trip to Al-Qaeda" and "The Human Scale"

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Lawrence Wright, New Yorker staff writer and Pulitzer Prize winning author of "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11" is also a performer/...

The Plot Behind the Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Alex Gibney's new film reveals that the Wall Street titans Spitzer spent his career targeting were allied to choreograph his downfall.

Must See TV: My Trip to Al-Qaeda on HBO

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackson Williams

This new film isn't some cookie-cutter analysis of Islamic terror. There is no "Bring it on" bumper sticker sloganeering to appease conservative ideologues. In fact, there's no appeasing of either side.

Movie review: Casino Jack and the United States of Money

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given the general attention-deficit disorder that afflicts the public - when they pay attention to the news long enough for anything substantial to re...

Alex Gibney, Jack Abramoff and the Corruption of US Politics

Brad Schreiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

There is a limit, no matter how judicious a film's construction, to audience comprehension. In the case of Casino Jack and the United States of Money, Gibney entertains as well as enlightens.

'Casino Jack' Discussion (VIDEO): Ryan Grim Hosts Discussion On Lobbying, Campaign Finance Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Do you know where your politicians are getting their money? Join The Huffington Post's Ryan Grim Tuesday night at 9 p.m. EST for a discussion about ...

The Democrats' Dirty Money Problem

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Oscar winning director Alex Gibney's latest film, Casino Jack, is premiering in Washington, DC next week, New York last, and San Francisco the week af...

Spitzer Documentary Premieres At Tribeca Film Festival

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Jack Abramoff Documentary, 'Casino Jack,' By Alex Gibney (TRAILER)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alex Gibney, the Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker behind the fantastic "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," will be out soon with a new ...

Three Unsung Democracy Heroes

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah Newman

There are unsung heroes dedicated to bringing our government more in line with its democratic values and removing corporate influence from our political process.

Alex Gibney: Casino Jack and the United States of Money: An Interview

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The more Jane Rosenthal quipped, they had renamed the Tribeca Film Festival for the Oscar winning documentarian Alex Gibney, the less her words felt l...