‘Going Clear’ Scientology doc makes for compelling cinema

January 26, 2015 3:30 PM

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Gathering together all of the leaks and testimony of apostates regarding the gruesome details of the reign of L. Ron Hubbard and his Church of Scientology, Alex Gibney’s doc “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” is a useful piece of didacticism that Gibney evidently hopes will help Scientology followers bust out of their mind prisons.

Over the years, several prominent Scientologists, including former chief spokesman Mike Rinder, top lieutenant Marty Rathbun, former John Travolta handler Spanky Taylor and “Crash” director Paul Haggis have left the church and revealed tawdry tales of what they were told and what they saw. Lawrence ...

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