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(CBS SF) – This week, Jan Wahl reviews the compelling documentary, “Chasing Madoff.”
CHASING MADOFF (NOT RATED)
How ’bout some movies to stay in with? Looking for a suggestion or two? You’re in luck, says KCBS Entertainment Reporter Jan Wahl.
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Here’s one idea: “Chasing Madoff” (not rated). Harry Markopolos, a former securities industry executive and financial fraud investigator, is a man obsessed. He wants to be the whistle blower on Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme. Harry’s an insider – he knows what Madoff is doing is not only illegal but monstrously immoral. Harry puts his own life and his family’s security on the line as he continues to bring to everyone, especially the Securities and Exchange Commission, solid information.
Why did it take so long to bring this man down? This documentary is fascinating illumination into the darkness that is Madoff. Three hats.
Another Stay-home Selection:
WE BOUGHT A ZOO (PG)
At last, a fun family film that won’t scare the little ones or bore the adults. Director/Writer Cameron Crowe (“Elizabethtown,” “Almost Famous”) gives us a warm story of a single father (Matt Damon) left to raise two kids on his own. He decides to change all of their lives by buying a run-down zoo with the intent of bringing it to life. While this sounds strange, it actually all works as we care and invest in these characters.
Damon is always good, and this is the most natural I’ve seen Scarlett Johansson in years. Three hats.
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