Wednesday, November 06, 2013

On Alex Gibney and His Latest Documentary, 'The Armstrong Lie'

For Paste, I reviewed The Armstrong Lie, documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney's chronicle of Lance Armstrong's fall from grace. But for Playboy, I went a bit deeper, looking back at Gibney's career and trying to find the thematic threads that connected Taxi to the Dark Side, Client 9 and his other films. No surprise, it's corruption and duplicity, but Gibney's films are more complicated than that. I explain why here.