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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.
  • '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...

    Movie Review: Casino Jack

     
    There are two movies titled “Casino Jack,” and both are about the infamous lobbyist, DC double-dealer and scandal magnet Jack Abramoff. And truthfully, you don't need to see them both. If you saw Alex Gibney's “Casino Jack and the United...

    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...

    From morning to night at the Edgemar Short Film Fest

     
    The lovable Edgemar Arts Center, tucked into a nook off Santa Monica's Main Street, kicks off its first-ever film festival with a program of shorts judged by luminaries like "Boyz N the Hood" director John Singleton and actor Malcolm McDowell, of "A...