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  1. Criminals get glammed up

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... But ultimately even this gentleman thief got his comeuppance. Leading the hunt for the bank robber is Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale), chosen by the first FBI director J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687963/criminals-get-glammed
  2. Making Jack Falcone

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Antonella Gambotto-burke

    ... Antonella Gambotto-Burke Making Jack Falcone by Joaquin 'Jack' Garcia (with Michael Levin) Simon & Schuster HK$202 Joaquin Garcia ate his way into the mafia. The only FBI ... brought a New York mafia family down, but his resting heartbeat shot to 220, normal only in a fevered newborn. Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family, is his story. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674128/making-jack-falcone
  3. The story of the spy who failed

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... his six-pack for a beer gut, his hip attire for boring suits and a fake moustache to become a dorky and unreliable whistleblower for the FBI. Based on the book The Informant (A True Story) by journalist Kurt Eichenwald, the film tells the story of Mark Whitacre, who helped the FBI collect evidence in a global price-fixing case in the 90s. But no one really understands why the biochemist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696604/story-spy-who-failed
  4. The Informant!

    Posted Dec 06th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Mark Whitacre, a top executive at one of America's most politically powerful companies, worked as a FBI mole to provide evidence of an international conspiracy to set prices for lysine, ... as the nutcase whistle-blower in his film adaptation. The book's pace is helped by dialogue that keeps the pages turning as the bizarre workings of the FBI and corporate America are exposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700449/informant
  5. Simply too many twists

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... employed by the FBI to bust a multinational company committing price-fixing crimes. Or that's the plan. When the FBI's plan goes too smoothly, the agents start picking holes ... case from the 1990s. It's even harder to see how such a weird, distracted guy as Whitacre could have messed up plans formed by supposedly smart FBI agents. The story is made confusing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696405/simply-too-many-twists
  6. In plain sight

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Antonella Gambotto-burke

    ... and corrupt politicians that Garcia, during his 26-year career as an FBI agent, condemned to prison never really studied his face. That mouth, so beautifully formed, but prim; those eyes: hooded, ... has blown his cover. His memoir Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family has not only become a New York Times best-seller, but attracted Steven Soderbergh ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695024/plain-sight
  7. The Informant!

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... face of Matt Damon (above), but it's easy to take Soderbergh's latest film as a laugh-out-loud satire, in which a lumbering whistleblower and bemused FBI agents attempt to expose ... survival instinct he's trying to conceal from both his employers and his FBI mentors. Compared to Soderbergh's typical output, The Informant! is more a chamber piece than a symphony. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696153/informant
  8. An unlikely movie hero

    Posted Oct 18th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... and cool outfits for boring suits and a fake moustache, so he could portray a chubby, dorky and somewhat unreliable whistleblower for the FBI. Based on the book The Informant (A True Story) by Kurt Eichenwald, the dark comedy relives the story of Mark Whitacre, a man who helped the FBI collect evidence in a price-fixing case in the 1990s. The biochemist and young executive Whitacre turns his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695756/unlikely-movie-hero
  9. Madoff scandal shows need to tighten oversight

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... is in charge of the FBI investigation into Madoff's US$65 billion Ponzi scheme that has seen the 71-year-old fraudster sentenced to 150 years, added the agency was investigating many similar ... to withdraw from his fund. At this point, Madoff turned himself in. The FBI officer said Madoff's motives were 'no different' to that of any other financial fraudster. His comments echo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701566/madoff-scandal-shows-need-tighten-oversight
  10. Public Enemies (DVD)

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... this gentleman thief got his punishment. Leading the hunt for the bank robber is Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale), chosen by the first FBI director J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) for his relentless pursuit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692781/public-enemies-dvd

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