Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney has always been interested in the psychology of fraud and self-deception. His latest film, “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,” zeroes in on blood-testing startup Theranos and its charismatic young leader Elizabeth Holmes. (March 8)
The season of scam is in full swing.
Two months after Netflix and Hulu gave us their dueling Fyre Festival films, HBO has a new documentary about massive fraud for you to obsess about.
“The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,” airing Monday (9 EST/PST), follows the jaw-dropping rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, the enigmatic young founder of Theranos, whose multi-billion-dollar startup promised cheap, portable blood tests for all. The catch? None of the technology actually worked and results were wildly inaccurate, forcing the company to correct and void tens of thousands of blood tests given