Monday, February 22, 2016

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Built around testimonials of several former members, Going Clear tells the history and practices of Scientology, beginning with its origins with grandiose creator and science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard up until present scandals large and small and not discluding the church's ultimately successful battle with the IRS to gain tax-exempt religious status. Going Clear is another excellent entry from Alex Gibney who again puts on a basic clinic of how a documentary should be assembling, here amassing a bizarre even frightening film that helps bring clarity to a pseudo-religion and understand just how its followers can maintain such a loyal mindset amidst all the madness.
*** 1/2 out of ****