Kevin Spacey is “Casino Jack”

Kevin Spacey is Jack Abramoff

Casino Jack (Fox)

No one delivers smug contempt and sneering derision like Kevin Spacey and he has plenty to go around in this entertaining satire based on the real-life Washington super-lobbyist whose life of excess and corruption and epic levels of fraud led to one of the most high-profile trials in recent history .

Abramoff’s story was the subject of Alex Gibney’s acclaimed documentary “Casino Jack and the United States of Money” and director George Hickenlooper partially borrowed that title (earned by Abramoff for his work promoting the Indian gaming industry) for this flamboyant satire of political capital and high-level deal-making in the era of capitalism gone mad. Barry Pepper, Kelly Preston and Jon Lovitz co-star.

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I write the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website (www.streamondemandathome.com). I'm a contributing writer for Turner Classic Movies Online, Keyframe, Independent Lens, and Cinephiled, and the editor of Parallax View (www.parallax-view.org).. I've written for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Weekly, GreenCine.com, Senses of Cinema, Asian Cult Cinema, and Psychotronic Video, among other publications, and I am a contributing editor to Parallax View. I currently live and work in Seattle, Washington, with my two cats, Hammet and Chandler.

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