Alex Gibney's scathing doc Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief confirms what most of us already knew or suspected: the church of Scientology has some secrets.
This week at The Bloor a lyrical and gorgeous look at teenage poverty in Rich Hill and an engaging look at a musical icon in Finding Fela.
Not only are we counting down the five best movies to see from this year's Canadian Music Week film selections, but we're also giving away tickets to see them on us! Check out this year's must sees (including a new Alex Gibney documentary, a look at Elliot Smith, the latest film with Michael Fassbender in a giant paper mache head, and more) and how to win tickets to each of the films we're showcasing!
Enter for a chance to win a copy of the riveting docuemntary The Armstrong Lie on DVD, courtesy of Dork Shelf and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Alex Gibney’s firsthand look into the rise and fall of cyclist Lance Armstrong, The Armstrong Lie, becomes even more increasingly interesting as a result of how flawed the film is overall. It’s not that Gibney’s points about the tarnished seven time Tour de France champion and cancer survivor’s deceptions and lies about doping allegations aren’t perceptive or valid, but with a bloated and unwarranted running time north of two hours it’s not only about its subject’s inability to come clean. In many ways it’s an almost overly emotional document of Gibney’s own inability to let go of his own film.
This week in home entertainment, we look back on the new Blu-Ray for The Little Mermaid and how the film pretty much saved Walt Disney Animation, as well as the Blu-Ray release of The Heat, and DVDs for Michael Winterbottom's The Look of Love, Alex Gibney's documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, and something called Detention of the Dead, which is exactly what it sounds like.