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Client-9: The Rise And Fall Of Eliot Spitzer Review


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Instead of simply making a documentary about the Eliot Spitzer scandal, filmmaker Gibney cleverly paints a much bigger picture. And without being pushy about it, he reveals a system that's utterly terrifying.

As New York's attorney general, Spitzer was "the sheriff of Wall Street", determined to force bankers to operate within the law. He fearlessly went after the biggest firms, standing up for people who were in danger of losing their hard-earned savings to fat-cat executives. This earned him a reputation that propelled him into the governor's seat and was grooming him to be president.

But it also gave him several formidable enemies. Then the news broke that he was a regular client of a high-priced prostitution firm. And Wall Street celebrated his fall.

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The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg Review


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While Keeping the Faith cracks enough Rabbi jokes to keep the masses happy, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg actually has something to offer to the cinematic world. Blending fan interviews with archival footage, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg is one of the most lighthearted documentaries to come out in ages.

Hank Greenberg was not the first Jewish ballplayer, but he was the first Jewish ballplayer to keep his last name when he entered the game. As such, Greenberg faced anti-Semitic comments in addition to the insults that come with the game. As its title would suggest, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg discusses how Greenberg dealt with that (such as the decisions to take certain religious holidays off). It also discusses how Greenberg's very presence brought hope into the hearts of Jewish people everywhere, and does all of this in a humorous fashion, to boot.

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