Freakonomics (2010)

Freakonomics (2010) — Economist Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner publishes their books Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics to “explore the hidden side of everything.” Now with the aid of five documentarians they have urns that into a movie, finding connections where they aren’t readily apparent. The movie also sets to dunking theories that have … Continue reading

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008) — This is another documentary from Alex Gibney (Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer). While that other film was good about showing both sides of the story, the interviews in Gonzo all pretty much reach the same conclusion: Dr. Hunter S. … Continue reading

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010) — Okay, I’ll start with an attempt to evaluate this as a film. It’s clear director Alex Gibney has a perspective on the events discussed and that comes through clearly while presenting both sides of the argument in a fashion that allows the viewer to … Continue reading