‘The Inventor’ Review: The High Price of Good Intentions| Sundance 2019

I don’t know if we’re living in a golden age of grifters, but they certainly seem to have a lot more marks at their disposal. We like to think that these marks are simple rubes, greedy for easy money. Watching Alex Gibney’s new documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley I was frequently reminded of David Mamet’s House of Games where the mark is wealthy and educated. Gibney’s portrait of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes doesn’t go so far as to call her a con artist, but rather to indict those that bought …

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