‘The Crime of the Century’ Shows How FDA Approved Language Led to Our Opioid Epidemic

By Gregory Crofton Opioid abuse has America in a death grip, and it’s been that way for decades. Why have we been so slow to respond to this massive public health problem? Money is the shortest answer. But Oscar-winning (Taxi…

Definitive Doc on Superstar Golfer in ‘Tiger’ but Shortcomings are Baked In

By Jonathon Norcross “Tiger” is a two-part HBO documentary on the life and career of superstar golfer Tiger Woods. Produced by Alex Gibney and directed by Matthew Hamachek and Matthew Heineman, the choice of filmmakers was criticized prior to the…

DOC NYC Festival Highlights: ‘Crazy, Not Insane,’ ‘The Dissident,’ ‘Belushi’ and ‘Zappa’

By Gregory Crofton DOC NYC This year the largest documentary film festival in the country is available to everyone with access to a computer. The Covid-19 global pandemic forced DOC NYC, typically screened in New York City theaters, to go…

Director Alex Gibney Interviewed on WestDoc Online

The WestDoc Conference started in 2009 as a three-day networking conference for documentary filmmakers. It’s morphed into a collection of online interviews with prominent doc filmmakers. The bi-weekly series is distributed by Realscreen’s newsletter. Host Chuck Braverman interviews Alex Gibney…

Director Alex Gibney on how Theranos Fooled Silicon Valley

HBO’s documentary “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley” looks at the case of Elizabeth Holmes. She created the company Theranos, which promised to revolutionize the field of blood-testing. The company swiftly rose to be valued at billions of…

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