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Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Sleaze in the cinema: The Serpent meets compliance and doesn’t blink

A review of Margin Call in the New Yorker from October 2011 called it “easily the best Wall Street movie ever made.” I agree. And while the entire cast is outstanding, Jeremy Irons’s character — John Tuld, the chair of an investment bank in distress on the first days of the 2008 financial meltdown — is one of the most memorable movie performances I’ve ever seen.… Continue Reading

Who wears the American Hustle comb-over?

The American Hustle comb-over (on actor Christian Bale)An international flight finally gave me the opportunity to watch American Hustle. Make no mistake: This film is absolutely brilliant, and for those of us in the anti-corruption space, profoundly challenging.… Continue Reading

Sleaze In The Cinema — The Ambassador

We haven’t seen the film yet but we plan to.

It’s a documentary, both funny and deadly serious, about blood diamond smuggling, bribery, and murder.

The distributor’s release says The Ambassador ‘exposes the corrupt business of selling diplomatic titles to exploit the lucrative and limited resources of war torn, third world nations.’Continue Reading

Two Minute Warning

Boy, were we wrong. Syriana deserves our top rating of 5 Red Flags — not as a movie, but as a compliance tool. A thoughtful reader set us straight. Our sincere thanks to Daniel, whose imaginative use of Syriana we heartily endorse.… Continue Reading