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  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

    Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief 2015

    ★★★ Watched 30 Mar, 2015

    I felt this was too long and the first half felt slow. It was an interesting look at the lives of the people documented in the film, but I thought it could have done more to attack the "religion" and it should have spent more time doing so. On one hand I don't think that the doc uncovers anything new, as it is based on a book and its subjects seem to have been speaking out against Scientology for a bit now, but it is garnering significant interest which I guess is a good thing. Or maybe not, considering how small the membership actually is.

  • Citizenfour

    Citizenfour 2014

    ★★★ Watched 14 Mar, 2015 2

    My feelings about Citizenfour are similar to my feelings about The Square, the documentary about Egypt's revolution in Tahrir Square. The subject matter is fascinating, and it's truly a piece of history, but both documentaries fall short in terms of their art. Without any context, both films fail to showcase and explain their importance. Seeing Edward Snowden before and during his story breaking is interesting, but it also feels flat. Not enough back story or details, it's a worthwhile documentation…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey 1968

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Apr, 2012 21

    Let's be real, this is more a work of art than anything some old French or Italian dude painted a bunch of years ago. You don't have to watch any other movie to know that this is the best Sci-Fi movie ever made. One of the best movies, period. Amazing shot after amazing shot, through the entire film. It only takes you about five minutes into the movie to realize you are watching something truly amazing, and Kubrick doesn't disappoint.…

  • Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Jun, 2012 2

    This is a very powerful movie, led by a strong lead performance by Peter Mullan. He stars as Joseph, a rageful and violent man who is starting to see his own flaws but can't seem to change. He meets a woman, Hannah, and the movie documents a transitioning time in both their lives.

    I kind of put off watching this, these intense emotionally painful movies are not what I'm usually in the mood to watch, but this wasn't as hard…