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Chris’ Top Five Movies of 2009

Give a big welcome to Chris Inman, our brand new writer on the site. Better known to many as Spanky Patterson, Chris is a long-time listener of the podcast and has now moved on to become the first writer (outside of Sam) to join the site.

As a way of introduction, to allow you all to get to know him a little bit, here’s his five favourite movies of 2009, in ascending order, with his favourites of the decade to come in the next few days.

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Spacey for Casino Jack

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey has signed up to stary as Jack Abramoff, the disgraced Washington power broker, in Casino Jack for director George Hickenlooper and writer Norman Snider.

Spacey will take the lead as a formerly high-powered lobbyist who eventually wound up in prison over his indulgence in bribery schemes and fraudulent dealings with Indian casinos.

Hickenlooper was actually a co-director on the legendary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse, the documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now. He also directed the excellent Mayor of the Sunset Strip, about Rodney Bingenheimer, and the okay Edie Sedgwick bio Factory Girl.

Snider’s most notably credit is as a co-writer, alongside David Cronenberg, on Dead Ringers.

This sounds like an interesting project for Spacey. He does well playing smarmy, arrogant assholes and Abramoff is a prime candidate. You can read about his dealings here but, as a taster, he was accused of defruading Native American tribes out of $25m for lobbying activities.