The magic trip

Directed by Alison Ellwood, Alex Gibney (August 5). ... more >

Catching hell

It's one hell of a sports curse
Steve Bartman and Matt Liston
Directed by Alex Gibney

Alex Gibney's riveting documentary "Catching Hell," part of ESPN's "30 for 30" film series, centers on the ruthless scapegoating that high-strung, frenzied fans of ill-fated sports teams often resort to. It's about the ugly side of underdogs, about understandable but misplaced rage at avoidable—yet consistent—failure. No sports movie will likely achieve the psychological depth that "Catching ... more >

Client 9: the rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer

When the fallen fall hard
Eliot Spitzer, Michael Schwendeman and Kim Allen
Directed by Alex Gibney

If we’re quite honest, we’ll admit that we all relish really good gossip. Not the pathetic kind about Lindsay Lohan’s latest trip to rehab or Paris Hilton’s latest one to jail but meaty, juicy stuff about truly interesting public figures. And how juicy is Eliot Spitzer literally caught with his pants down at the Mayflower hotel in Washington, making out with a high-end prostitute? Eliot ... more >