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  • Review: Casino Jack

    As far as I can remember, the word super never became a prefix for the benign designation of lobbyist until Jack Abramoff, a former B-movie producer, took over K street in the 1990s. A well-built, larger-than-life figure who famously donned Mafioso trench coats and black fedoras, Abramoff became one of the wealthiest businessmen on Capitol Hill while acting as a slick conduit between Congress and the special interest groups that paid him for access.
  • 2010 in review: Attack of the movies!

    Like everybody else right now, I could write a top 10 list of the best films of 2010, and if I did, it would be filled with a bunch of pretentious art-house films nobody saw, ’cause that’s how I roll. But for this feature, I’d much...

    'Casino Jack'

    'Casino Jack'
    Director George Hickenlooper died shortly before the opening of his comedy-drama about Jack Abramoff, the real-life lobbyist whose efforts to influence major figures in the nation's capital took a questionable turn. Kevin Spacey expectedly offers a...

    Director George Hickenlooper dies suddenly

     
    Director George Hickenlooper came to fame thanks to his “Hearts of Darkness” doc on the making of “Apocalypse Now.” He directed that Edie Sedgewick bio-pic “Factory Girl” that made Sienna Miller something of a star. I...

    The Morning Fix: Cablevision and Fox reach deal! Jon Stewart turns media into pinata. 'Saw 3D' cuts it up.

     
    After the coffee. Before deciding what to do with the leftover Halloween candy. The Skinny: Fox came back to 3 million Cablevision subscribers, but both companies are still bitter about their 2-week old dispute. Jon Stewart's rally turned the media...