My Scientology Movie: Louis Theroux's exposé is the most damning yet - 2016-09-30

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F345.png My Scientology Movie: Louis Theroux's exposé is the most damning yet September 30, 2016, John Patterson, The Guardian

L ouis Theroux's My Scientology Movie pulls off the neat trick of finding a revelatory approach to a topic that's been well covered of late: the Church of Scientology. For longtime Scientology obsessives, the last few years have puked up a glut of Scientology exposés. Paul Thomas Anderson downplayed similarities between The Master and the early years of L Ron Hubbard's group, but the film still gives a good idea of how it may have developed. More worrying for Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige, was Lawrence Wright's Going Clear – rich in accounts from church apostates, lawyered-up and fact-checked to the nth degree – and the no-less-excoriating Alex Gibney documentary based on it. Both book and film were devastating for Scientology's reputation.

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{{cite news | author = John Patterson | title = My Scientology Movie: Louis Theroux's exposé is the most damning yet | url = https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/sep/30/louis-theroux-my-scientology-movie | work = The Guardian | date = September 30, 2016 | accessdate = March 3, 2017 }}