Clearing the Way

I watched the documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief last night on HBO. It is a compelling portrait of  where belief and total faith The Church of Scientology refused to participate in interviews, so their crying out about how the documentary does not interview active Scientologists rings hollow. But the … Continue Reading Clearing the Way

GIRLS! Incognito!

HBO has debuted a new series called Girls from Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow.  So far, the show seems to be full of awkward humor and fairly upfront sex scenes.  I happen to feel that much of the time, this is a lazy grab for attention via controversy.  Girls feels … Continue Reading GIRLS! Incognito!

Changing the Game

So, last weekend, HBO aired the premier of Game Change.  A very loose adaption of the book Game Change by Mark Halperin and JohnHeilmann, but highly entertaining.  The main focus of the book was the Democratic primary (specifically the race between Clinton and Obama).*  The film was the chronicles of … Continue Reading Changing the Game