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  • We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

    We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    We Steal Secrets is a documentary by Alex Gibney about Julian Assange, Chelsea (nee Bradley) Manning and WikiLeaks. Thought it was a very interesting film, which told the story of both people as well as the rise of the infamous website fairly well. It was much more focused on the aftermath of the leaks versus anything that came before, but in that way it almost is more effective because it plays on the nature of competing realities almost. What's reality…

  • Naked

    Naked

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Watching Naked for the first time is quite like getting a tattoo someplace awkward. It can be aggravating, abrasive, noisy, and downright unpleasant during the duration. However, once you are finished, and you sit back and admire the work done, it can be an entirely satisfying and meaningful experience. As we follow the bitter and egotistical Johnny across London, we are witness to a man who is entirely unsatisfied with the world around him, and will stop and take the…

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  • Love Exposure

    Love Exposure

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Love Exposure is the most Japanese movie ever made.

    What that exactly means is a bit more complex and strange, just like the film itself. Love Exposure, at its base, is a romance. But, it's a romance distilled through the diverse and seemingly incompatible influences of Catholicism, up-skirt photography, cross-dressing, cults/brainwashing, choreographed fighting, and graphic violence. Spread out over a seemingly immense 237 minutes, Love Exposure follows the trials and tribulations of Yu Honda, a quiet son of a Priest…