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  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

    Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief 2015

    ★★★ Added

    Different perspectives will leave individuals with different impacts of this documentary: if you know this all already, the only draw is the on-camera interviews and some of the archive footage you might not have seen; otherwise, it could be very enlightening to the sickening business of Scientology, but nothing here is groundbreaking, and I don't fault HBO here, the ever-litigious Scientology lobby is as strong as ever, but maybe just what this needed was a few thousand lawsuits to raise some legitimate points about how despicable this all is rather than sitting behind a legal clerk thinking only of the bottom line.

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★½ Added

    Thomas Pynchon is my favourite writer, and Paul Thomas Anderson is one of my favourite directors, and I remember how hyped I was about this film—I even delayed watching it so that I wouldn't be distracted—but I know now why Gravity's Rainbow is not and should never be a major motion picture; this (light in the case of Inherent Vice) postmodernism does not adapt—it hardly works when printed on a page, so I should have seen how this would have…

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  • Kangaroo Jack

    Kangaroo Jack 2003

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    I must have done a lot more cocaine than I remember at 13.

  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives 2013

    ★★★★★ Added

    What is a film if not an experience? I do not watch a film solely for the narrative in the same sense I do not read a novel with the end all and be all being the plot. People look for the worst in everything and blind themselves with lenses of superiority. I enjoy seeing many that discredit a film for being pretentious. You can read Dostoevsky and dismiss it under the same pretense. The beauty is in the prose,…