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Dark Money

Dark Money is a movie starring Jon Tester, Debra Bonogofsky, and Jim Peterson. DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our...

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Running Time
1 hours 39 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Kimberly Reed
Writer
Kimberly Reed, Jay Arthur Sterrenberg
Actors
Jon Tester, Debra Bonogofsky, Ellie Hill, Jim Peterson
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana--a front line in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide--to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impact of the US Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (PRODIGAL SONS) and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-TEAM).

Comments about documentary «Dark Money» (18)

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Harry

On the surface, this documentary seems like a straight forward look at the rise and fall of Tony Blair and the Falklands War. However, the real story is much more complex. For starters, the documentary never makes it clear whether Blair actually owned the shares in the companies he was involved with, or whether the company was simply owned by Blair. This is particularly relevant because Blair was in the public eye at the time and everyone in the country knew about his involvement in these companies. The documentary is more interested in the financial side of the story, and not so much the politics. It does make it clear that Blair was a big supporter of the war, but it also makes it clear that he was deeply involved with companies that were going to benefit from the war. The documentary does make it clear that the profits from the war would go to Blair's foundation and that his family's wealth is significant, but it also makes it clear that Blair's involvement with these companies would not have been illegal had he not been so heavily involved. The documentary is a lot more than a simple political drama and is actually a great look at the history of the 1980s and what the future of the UK was like in this period. It also shows the financial side of the country and shows how many of the companies that were involved in the war would be nationalised in the future. It's a fascinating look at the period of the 1980s and it will be interesting to see if the public interest in the Falklands War continues. Overall, a great documentary and one that is much more than the typical political drama.

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Mark W.

Well I didn't see this film before but I decided to see it today, and I found it very interesting. The "B" rating was an indication of the seriousness of the film, and the facts that the American branch of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee has been promoting this film with the goal of showing the world that Israel is a great democracy. This film is very entertaining and enlightening. It is important to realize that the Israel lobby is not an entity that can be controlled. The lobby is a collective, and they are not only money machines, but they are also people. It is not about money. The Israeli lobby is a powerful lobby and it is not about money. It is about people, it is about giving voice to their needs and wants. This is the main reason that Israel has become a great democracy. If the lobby had been a non-political entity, Israel would not be a democracy. It would be a more democratic dictatorship. It would be a police state. This documentary is a great piece of journalism. I hope you will watch it.

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Melissa

As a marketing professor, I have seen many ads in the media that are aimed at various segments of the population. The most successful ads I have seen are those that show the importance of the product or service and how you can get it. I remember one ad for the technology company who showed how people can use an e-mail with a password. The consumer gets a tool to use to protect their information. We get the message: If you don't use a password, you will be less likely to lose your privacy. For the first time in my life, I was ready to get a real cold drink without being distracted by an advertisement. "Cold Blooded" is a refreshingly honest and fearless documentary about how governments and corporations are using deceptive tactics to manipulate consumers. I have read several comments about how this film is biased against governments. I do not know if these comments are true or not. But I have seen numerous cases in which a government has either used or attempted to manipulate the media. I believe that governments are very much the main target for this film. I also have read about how one group of advertisers has been using tactics like a "snowflake effect" to manipulate the media. This is the phenomenon of consumers believing that if they have a negative experience with a company, it will affect their perception of the company. In the documentary, I have seen a significant number of companies advertising on a wide range of subjects, including health and the environment. The corporations have successfully exploited the media to promote their products and services. This film is an important film because it exposes the flaws of the way the media works and the power that corporations have over it. There are some points in the film that may be viewed as pro-corporate, but in the end, this film is much more about the dangers of the media, than it is about corporate abuse. This film will most likely only be useful to people who have not been paying attention to the media and to people who have not been watching the media. However, if you are paying attention, this documentary will most likely be a helpful film.

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Howard W.

Robert Halfon is probably best known as the 'big man' of the documentary series "The Men Who Stare at Goats." If you can't recognize him, you probably saw him in "Babylon 5" or "What's Eating Gilbert Grape." "Big Men" is just as good as his other movies, but there's something missing. In his role as the big man, Halfon demonstrates that he can pull off just about anything, but he can't act. He can't do comedy, drama, or drama with comedy. "Big Men" does a good job of giving him more screen time, but his part is mostly superfluous. In fact, the movie's best feature is his absence. It would have been so much better if the film focused on his role, rather than his work in the documentary series. As it stands, "Big Men" is a compelling look at one man's struggle to live the life he wants. It's a fascinating look at what it means to live a life with the confidence to tell the truth. And it's a look at the problems that come with having a big voice. (For more reviews from The Verge, subscribe to our email newsletter.)

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Kimberly S.

This is a brilliant documentary about the CIA's surveillance of the Soviet Union during the Cold War. While I can't say that I fully understand the basis of the surveillance, the documentary is filled with great insights into the history of the spy agency and the way they've influenced and affected the world. This documentary is a must-see for any history student, or anyone interested in the intelligence agencies of the time. The information presented is relevant to the current day, and shows the various aspects of the government's surveillance that may be uncomfortable to hear. The CIA has since become an institution that most Americans and citizens may never fully understand, but it's one that's certainly held up in its recent history. However, with the success of the movie and the subsequent declassification of the materials, it's also one that people can better understand, and one that's great for anyone who wants to learn more about the CIA. The reason I thought the movie was so great was because it's one of those documentaries that can go through a bit of a hiccup in the first few minutes, but I think it gets better. As I stated, I thought the information presented was fantastic, and I think that everyone who watches the documentary will come away with a better understanding of the CIA. One of the most interesting parts of the documentary is the part about the role that Paul Revere played in the war against England. It's amazing how different cultures have a common history. For example, Europeans view the British as a warmongering force and the Americans view them as a liberator, but we all have a common history. It's also interesting to see how people reacted to the idea of the CIA and the war in Vietnam. One thing I really liked about the documentary is that it talks about how the CIA really doesn't care about foreign affairs. In a sense, it's completely unnecessary to talk about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan because the CIA has no interest in either of these things. It's a true testament to the secrecy and the work of the agency. Another part of the documentary that's great is the part about the infamous Watergate break-in. The Watergate break-in was the first major scandal that the CIA was involved in, and it was really a major scandal for the CIA because they were involved with breaking into the Democratic Party's headquarters. I think that this part of the documentary is quite interesting, because it gives you a better understanding of how the CIA operates, and it gives you a much better understanding of the current CIA. In conclusion, I think that this is a great documentary and it's a must-see for anyone interested in the history of the CIA. It's quite fascinating, and I can't say that I completely understand the basis of the surveillance, but the information presented is great and you'll come away with a better understanding of the CIA.

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Julie Barnes

The full title of this documentary is "The Drug War's Hidden Crimes." This is the main topic, as stated in the title. It is a fascinating look at the powerful drug lobby, and how they can win in court when they are up against the government. The movie shows some of the amazing evidence that they are able to gather, as well as how much money is involved. The government can use the information they get, as well as the people they are protecting. This movie is a must see for anyone who has ever been involved in the drug world. I have, and it is definitely one of the best documentaries I have seen in a long time. It will make you want to fight for your rights, and to have the government take them away from you. For the record, I think the movie does a great job of showing the greed of the drug lobby, as well as showing how much money is involved. I think it is a great documentary, and I highly recommend it. However, if you have not seen this film, I would highly recommend you go to your local library and rent it. I am not sure what the distributor will do with it, but I would definitely recommend you rent it, as well as buying it. You will not regret it. You will also be able to learn some great things, and most importantly, learn about the drug war. Overall, I give this film a 7 out of 10.

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Judy

I am not sure if it's really appropriate for a film to try and explain the connection between money and politics. In fact, the idea that the Republican party is controlled by rich people is not entirely a new idea. The two main players in the film are a former Senator from Texas, Bob Dole and a wealthy man named Jack Abramoff, who was a high level fundraiser for Dole's campaigns in the 1980s. It's one thing to have a relationship with a donor and to talk to them about the political issues that they care about. It's quite another to make a film that shows how those relationships and their benefits result in the amount of money they receive and how that money is spent in the election process. But, this film does show how much money can be made off a relationship with a political donor. And, it's not just one thing that can be said about political money. Many of the people involved with these issues have a lot of money to give away and it's very easy to make a lot of money off of a relationship with someone. What's more is that there are many people in government who are so in love with their job that they don't want to get out of it. This is a part of the film that I didn't find very interesting. The film has a few things that might interest you, like the list of politicians that have given money to Bob Dole, but the whole thing just seems to drag on. It's not the kind of film that you want to watch more than once and the documentary's length is almost too long. But, it's certainly worth seeing. I'm still not sure if the film was so good because it's so slow or because it's so interesting.

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Janice M.

Another two films, this time on the banking system of Argentina, where one of the world's largest banks, Banco Banco del Austro (Bank of the Austro-Hungarian Empire), was born. The film deals with a decade in which the banking system in Argentina was drastically and irreversibly changed by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a bank funded by the rich nations of the world to gain control over the resources of developing countries, including the oil of South America. The IMF wanted to take control over the Argentinian oil fields. While the CIA, under the direction of Senator Henry Cabot Lodge (R.I.P. ), had its eye on the oil, the CIA was also manipulating the oil companies in the world to make them look like the 'bad guys'. This film tells the story of the money that was hidden from the public and how the truth came out. While the film is excellent, it is somewhat simplistic. There are many stories told, such as the facts of how the banking system was created, the origins of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the links between the bankers and the governments, and the involvement of the CIA. I would suggest watching it on cable, as it is a worthwhile film. A great part of the film deals with the fact that the governments of the world have been manipulating the oil companies and making them look like the 'bad guys'. As with any documentary, there is a 'spin' to the facts presented. Overall, a good film, and a very informative one.

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Ashley Bates

The movie begins with footage of the bank raid and the aftermath, followed by interviews with the raiders and members of the public. It's not a well-produced movie, in my opinion. The editing is amateurish, the photography is very poor. The editing has its moments, but too often the movie just goes on and on with interviews of people talking about nothing. It was very distracting. The best moments are the first few minutes, where the events that led to the raid are clearly defined. Then, the movie takes a very bad turn for the worst. The next hour and a half are very long, very boring, and very long-winded. It is very hard to stay focused on the events of the raid. I felt like I was watching a video lecture on why not to do the raid. Then, the movie changes direction again. The narration is very badly done. The movie suddenly becomes very dark and depressing, with a lot of people talking about how horrible it was, but we are never given a clear explanation of why. It just seemed like the movie was trying to cover up for its own shortcomings. There are also some other bad points, such as the editing, the movie's very low budget, and the terrible actors in the movie. The movie is also very long, but I never felt it dragged. Overall, I found the movie to be very boring, and very poorly made.

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Amber L.

There's a sense of place, and how our home is and what it means. From that simple premise comes this documentary about a company called American Flag, who operate in the field of political campaigns. Here they show us how they work, and how they operate. It's really well done. The people involved are good actors and the film flows nicely. I'm going to see this one again.

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Samantha Sandoval

This film is a must see for those who have ever been in the middle of a war, a person who has lived through a social/political upheaval or an activist who wants to expose and condemn some of the evil that is being perpetrated on our planet. This film is about an Italian director who went to Syria in 2012 and stayed in a country where there is no running water and is totally dependent on the Syrian government for drinking water. It was his first time in Syria and he was afraid of being arrested. This film is so powerful and upsetting that it is a must see for anyone with even a passing interest in the Middle East. It is also important for anyone who wants to see the ugly side of the human race and what happens when the people have to defend themselves against those who they do not know or trust. A great documentary that everyone should see.

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Theresa Spencer

I didn't expect to find out anything about the CIA so I was surprised by the film's level of importance. At first I thought it would be a mere anecdote about the hunt for bin Laden but then I found out the story of how the CIA got involved in tracking down bin Laden. The first part of the film is about how the CIA started tracking down bin Laden. Then it talks about the other people in the CIA who are involved in tracking down bin Laden and what they do. It tells how the CIA became involved with the drug trade. Then it tells how they were responsible for the killing of bin Laden. The film is surprisingly honest and raw. The interviewees were candid about the hard work that goes into tracking down bin Laden. Many of them are former CIA employees. The whole documentary is very raw. It shows how the CIA is an organization that requires a lot of time, effort, and dedication. It was refreshing to see a documentary about the CIA that doesn't try to sugar coat it. It is a fascinating story of how the CIA worked to find bin Laden. It is a film that is worth watching. It is one of the most interesting documentaries I have ever seen.

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Sharon Hall

A well done documentary of a very controversial, yet intriguing, issue. Not so much the present day events, but the past. There are some moments where the documentary seems a bit rushed. And one of the many criticisms that the documentary makes, is that it seems a bit too much like an advertisement for one of the major players in the oil industry. The documentary would have been better had it shown the many people involved in this issue and the roles they played, rather than just showing some big names. Another criticism I had is that the documentary seemed a bit too pro-oil, or at least not anti-oil. Oil companies and oil workers were shown in an anti-oil manner. This doesn't mean that they are all bad. It just means that they are portrayed as such. They did not tell us how they did things, but rather how they didn't do things. And this is where the documentary could have been better, or at least more interesting. I found it interesting to hear about the various challenges that these people faced in the past and how they overcame them. The documentary does a good job of showing what happened to these people, and how they overcame them. But it doesn't tell us what was going on. This would have made the documentary much more interesting, and it would have made it more compelling. The documentary did a good job of telling us about what happened in the past, but it didn't really tell us what was going on today.

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Christopher Roberts

This documentary has several compelling elements: 1) The opening montage of footage of the Cold War, that made me cringe with how it could have been so much more powerful and meaningful. It's been a long time since I have seen such a potent montage of footage. 2) The narrative, which was great because the narrative was layered and developed well. I had a feeling that the narrator's voice was going to say something profound but it never did. 3) The cast. The movie is great, but the main point of the documentary is the casting. We see one of the most powerful and interesting people on earth, Bill Gates, portrayed as a frustrated wimp, and one of the most influential people on earth, Richard Branson, portrayed as a cranky old man, even though they are both incredibly gifted. They really showcase the fact that not all powerful people are just "all power." They each have their own personalities and personalities are so varied that they are almost irrelevant. The main cast is not amazing but the film is. A must see.

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Jennifer

This documentary, directed by John Giammati and produced by Scott Rudin, traces the life and work of the Hollywood screenwriter/producer Francis Coppola, the man who founded the studio and ultimately turned into a media mogul. In an interesting documentary, the film-makers outline his life in Hollywood as he discovers his niche in the world of Hollywood, his slow rise through the ranks of the studio and his eventual ascent into the ranks of the studio's creative group. The film is rather unassuming in its presentation, going through Coppola's early career as a film-school student in New York and then his development as a screenwriter, until finally showing the rise and fall of the studio, its descent into bankruptcy, and its eventual rise to fame and fortune. However, the film's lack of in-depth focus on Coppola's creative endeavors and the sort of time-frame it covers are not the film's biggest weaknesses. The film is also quite interesting in presenting Coppola's many admirers, from Oliver Stone to Tarantino to John Huston. It also helps to have been a fan of Coppola's work in the first place. The film is quite accessible, and the biographical information is not especially difficult to come by. It also seems like a very balanced and balanced-looking documentary. In the end, this is a very interesting film. It is well-filmed, with a very interesting and detailed look at the man, and the interviews are well-done. It also is quite well-made, being very well-edited and well-edited, as well as well-edited. The documentary is well-edited, and the way the interviews are shown in the film fits the interviewees very well. Also, the documentary's discussion about Coppola's Hollywood contemporaries is very interesting, as it seems like Coppola is in a constant state of admiration for the people he has worked with, from the likes of Humphrey Bogart to Terence Malick to Anthony Hopkins. In the end, I think this is a good documentary for those who want to know a bit more about the man behind the studio. It is quite well-made, with a well-edited and well-edited presentation, and it is well-made. This is a very good film.

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John J.

I have not seen the original, but this film, written and directed by Ralph Villoreschi, is very similar to the original. The director shows many of the original clips from the original series, and how they are changed for this remake. The films do not exactly match up to the original series, but they do have their similarities. The director shows the clips in a non-linear way, and the actors are mostly not credited in the film. Ralph Villoreschi is not a big name in the industry, but his films do well at the box office, and he was a big influence on the "Spider-Man" films. It's interesting to see how they were changed from the original. If you are looking for the original, this is a good alternative.

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Janice Lawson

What do you think about a man who has sold his home, his job and his whole family's life for something he cannot afford to get? James Buchal's interview with the banker who actually pulled this off is riveting and intriguing, as he shows how he made this bargain while making it look so easy. However, after the interview, Buchal reveals he has been secretly running a small underground operation for the last four years, laundering money for people with nothing to lose. This is one of those rare movies that hits all the right notes and keeps you interested all the way through. The direction and the script are both superb, and this film should make the list of best documentaries.

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Harry E.

I have seen many documentaries, and this one was one of the most interesting ones. For starters, it was very short. There were no plot points that would require the viewer to fill in blanks on their own. It was mostly focused on business issues, which is what I would call "people doing business" and a lot of it was very boring. I would say that the actors and director did a very good job, and they definitely were in control of their scenes. The subject matter is fascinating, and it definitely would make a good documentary.