Revisiting

CORRUPTION IN THE MOVIES – PART TWO: ECONOMIC CORRUPTION

By Craig Leask In this second in a series on “Corruption in the Movies” I am focusing on movies about Economic Corruption. Economic corruption generally results from the misuse of public power to benefit big business and private interests – generally at a detrimental cost to the average citizen. Although there are countless movies pertaining…

CORRUPTION IN THE MOVIES – PART ONE: CORPORATE

By Craig Leask Throughout history corruption has been a major motivating factor in governments, corporations and pretty much any organization that involves money and or power. Historically these acts of corruption have been geographically contained and only negatively affecting the local town, city or region. With globalization, that’s no longer the case. These acts of…

REVISITING THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ (1974)

By John H. Foote (****) Arguably the greatest of Canadian novels, Mordecai Richler’s superb study of a young Jewish hustler in Montreal after the Second World War, is a magnificent story about an ambitious, fiercely driven young man to whom the law means nothing, to whom moral decency means even less. Duddy (Richard Dreyfuss) is…