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Movie Review: The Fifth Estate

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In The Fifth Estate, Condon and writer Josh Singer, working from a couple of books by participants in the Wikileaks story, retell the tale of Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch).

George Hickenlooper's Death Caused By Overdose

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — The death last month of Emmy-winning filmmaker George Hickenlooper was an accidental overdose. The Colorado medical examiner reported ...

Kevin Spacey Gambles on Casino Jack and Gets a Golden Globe Nomination (INTERVIEW)

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Tackling Jack Abramoff gave Kevin Spacey a chance to humanize the man, address Washington's political malaise, and, during this roundtable discussion, elaborate on his process as an actor.

A New Look at Earmarks: Pinstripe Patronage

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

A new book looks at how the world's second oldest profession, lobbying, has evolved into the second biggest business in Washington. The timing couldn't be better.

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.

Kevin Spacey Talks Gay Rumors, Privacy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, long the topic of rumor and innuendo regarding his sexuality, spoke -- or refused to speak -- about whether or not he is ga...

The Agenda: Play Camera Film Fests, Groupie Love, and Jack Abramoff

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a film town, but that doesn't mean it's all Hollywood. Watch movies made by toy cameras at the Toy Camera Film Festival, check out a do...

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Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

Jack Abramoff was a movie guy. The swagger; the big dreams; the restaurants; the silver-tongued philanthropy--a "you talkin' ta me" film quote machine...

2010 Starz Film Festival: 10 Films Not To Miss At This Year's Festival (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The 33rd annual Starz Denver Film Festival kicks off this Wednesday, November 3 at the Denver Film Center and the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Ove...

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Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Hickenlooper exposes the underbelly of lobbying and dirty politics. We see what goes on behind the scenes in graphic detail.

'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 ...

Jack Abramoff Working At Kosher Pizzeria, Still A Putz

Benyamin Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Benyamin Cohen

Jack Abramoff, he of felonious fame, is now working at a kosher pizza joint in Baltimore. As part of his "community service," Abramoff will spend six months working at Tov Pizza.

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...

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Alex Gibney, 'Casino Jack' Filmmaker, Blasts Citizens United Decision (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a webisode promoting his film "Casino Jack and the United States of Money," a documentary about disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, director Alex Gib...

What It's Like To Go Down With The Ship In Politics

Lisa Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Baron

In politics, if your boss crosses the line then it's ultimately your career that suffers. It's called being "Abramoff'd", and it's what happened to me while working for Ralph Reed, despite that my hands are clean.

Hope + Lessig = Change

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Newman

Lawrence Lessig, through his group, Change Congress, has already done some of the important legwork to get us involved in removing the influence of special interests in Congress.