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3 things about Britt Poulton & Dan Madison Savage’s THEM THAT FOLLOW

Them That Follow [2019] 1. Tiny spider tattoo on her purlicue. 2. We see her white underwear twice: once when she takes the pregnancy test, and once when she’s assaulted. 3. Stacks of red-covered hymnals on rough-hewn shelves. A rather … Continue reading

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3 things about Paul Schrader’s FIRST REFORMED

First Reformed [2017] 1. Martin Luther in the outhouse. 2. They slowly lift off. 3. “Despair is a development of pride so great that it chooses one’s certitude rather than admit God is more creative than we are. Perhaps it’s … Continue reading

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3 things about Alex Gibney’s GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief [2015] 1. David Miscavige is shorter than Tom Cruise? 2. Paid between 6 and 40 cents an hour. 3. A game of musical chairs to “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Bonus: deeply stained teeth, protruding … Continue reading

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