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Alex Gibney Lays Bare The Stuxnet Worm

Erica Abeel | Posted 07.09.2016 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

If you weren't unnerved enough already about events on the planet, here's a new high-level source of anxiety: a cyber monster called Stuxnet, a self-replicating computer malware known as a "worm" for its ability to burrow from computer to computer.

Alex Gibney's New Doc Is About A Computer Virus Gone Very Wrong

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.08.2016 | Entertainment

Alex Gibney never stops working. Last year, the Oscar-winning filmmaker gave us documentaries about Scientology, Steve Jobs and Frank Sinatra. This ye...

'Weiner': A Punchline or a Riff on Politicians' Peccadilloes

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2016 | New York
Regina Weinreich

Really? Anthony Weiner wants unconditional love. This big baby, as he appears for real in Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg's entertaining documentary...

Pivot TV's Truth and Power: 'To Be More Informed Is To Be More Powerful'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.23.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

"... I feel lucky to have been able to pursue my dreams and I hope that my contributions will in some small way lead to a sustainable world of peace a...

The Cooked Roundtable: Food Activism With Alex Gibney, Michael Pollan and Ryan Miller

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.02.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Can we vote with our spoon, every day of our lives? And if so, where can I sign up so I can avoid the mistake of electing some of the candidates running for office these days...

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: Road to Istanbul, a Chef and His Ants, Michael Moore, Alex Gibney & Truth and Power

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.20.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Michael Moore in Where to Invade Next, photo © Dog Eat Dog Films I'm haunted by an idea that Algerian-French filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb put out ther...

Live From Toronto Film Festival: Monday Sept. 14

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Peter Sollett's Freeheld was, for me, the find of the day -- an intensely emotional film based on a true story that could easily win Julianne Moore her second Oscar in a row (and, perhaps, earn a nomination for the terrific Michael Shannon).

Steve Jobs' First Love: Why the Whole Truth Matters

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 09.08.2015 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

Steve Jobs is a hero, even a saint, to millions of Apple fans. But to others, he's clearly a villain for his mistreatment of colleagues and friends. I asked his first love, Chrisann Brennan, who suffered greatly from his callousness, what she'd say to Jobs today. Her answer may surprise you.

ReThink Review -- Steve Jobs: The Man In the Machine -- An Apple Hater's Manifesto

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.04.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Alex Gibney is befuddled by why average people would mourn the death of Steve Jobs, someone they'd never met who Gibney sees mostly as a jerk who ran an electronics company. But to see Jobs as only that not only misunderstands the man, but the world we live in today.

AFI Docs Fest Wraps Up

Michael Rose | Posted 06.26.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

Last week I was able to view a handful of the 81 films from 25 countries, at the five-day long AFI Docs festival that attracted filmmakers, national policy and opinion leaders, journalists and a large crowd of viewers to the 13th annual running of the event in the Washington DC area.

From Fear-Based to Love-Based

Shahram Shiva | Posted 06.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Fear sells. Religion, spirituality, marketing experts, politicians running for office and of course governments have long understood that one of the m...

'SNL' Spoofed Church Of Scientology With A Scathing Fake Ad

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment

Alex Gibney's Scientology documentary "Going Clear" premiered on HBO last week, unveiling a slew of shocking allegations against the Church and previo...

Frank Sinatra: All or Nothing at All on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.04.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

But the premiere was a night for celebration, and not only for Sinatra. Turns out, director Alex Gibney, with his recently aired Going Clear, his film about the Church of Scientology, broke records for HBO. So after the 2-hour first half of Sinatra, a happy crowd filed into Porterhouse for Italian themed specialties of burrata caprese, filet mignon, spumoni and cannoli in abundance.

The Director Of 'Going Clear' On His Bold Scientology Doc

rollingstonelogo | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By SEAN T. COLLINS Having already stirred up a hornet's nest after its premiere last January...

'Going Clear' Was The Most-Watched HBO Doc In 9 Years

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment

Plenty of America found out what it's like to be an operating thetan on Sunday by tuning in to HBO's premiere of the Scientology documentary, "Going C...

Erin Whitney

This Is One Of The Most Shocking Scientology Stories Not In 'Going Clear' [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment

There is lot of unsettling information when it comes to the Church of Scientology, all of which is explored in Alex Gibney's latest documentary, "Goin...

The Most Shocking Allegations In Scientology Doc 'Going Clear'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment

The Church of Scientology has long been a controversial institution among both the religious community and entertainment business. But the latest docu...

Alex Gibney Takes on Scientology

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Alex Gibney is a master documentarian of the American scene and master provocateur. He's made films about Enron, torture practices of the United States, Lance Armstrong, and child abuse in the Catholic church. So when he takes on the hot button topic of Scientology, attention must be paid.

Erin Whitney

Here's Why The New Scientology Doc Calls Out Tom Cruise

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment

Alex Gibney's documentary, "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," is ripe with shocking revelations about the secretive religious organi...

Fear and Loathing of the Religious, From Christians to Scientologists

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

What the hell has happened to religion? When did "all that is holy" translate into bigotry, fear, intolerance, and bullying rather than, say, "the love relationship between the creator God and created man" or "the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, others and all of life?"

Going Clear: Why Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman Had to Part

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The film goes far to show Scientology as instrumental in breaking up Tom Cruise's marriage to Nicole Kidman, her children turned against her. This particular detail was new to Lawrence Wright, who learned the truth about the tabloid breakup in the making of the film, well after he had researched his book, on which the film is based.

In and Out of Africa

George Heymont | Posted 04.11.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Ironically, two films recently screened in San Francisco offer such radically different perspectives on Africa that their juxtaposition is worth noting. One was decidedly old school; the other a fascinating documentary about one of Africa's most controversial musicians.

Sundance Review: Alex Gibney's Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief

Liliana Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Liliana Greenfield-Sanders

Even if you've read Lawrence Wright's book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief on which the film is based, Gibney's adaptation is an eye-opening and transformative experience.

Sasha Bronner

More On The Juicy Scientology Doc Everyone Is Talking About

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment

Sunday and Monday's Sundance brought warmer temps and some titles we definitely want to talk about. "Tangerine," the iPhone-shot film about two transg...

Live From Sundance: Sunday, Jan. 25

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.28.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I hit the ground running, arriving not-quite midway into the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in time to crank out a five-movie day on Sunday. That's less a testament to my stamina than to luck and logistics.