Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

HBO Documentary Films Unrated Running time: 119 minutes. Three stars out of four. The building you see in the photo above is the headquarters of the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles. Painted a glaring shade of periwinkle, with a blindingly bright, Las Vegas-style marquee out front, it is an unavoidable landmark along a busy […]

What the Flick? — Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

We’re all still devastated over at What the Flick?! following the death of one of our favorite actors, Philip Seymour Hoffman. We discuss the depth and versatility of his talent and struggle to decide on a singular favorite performance during his wide-ranging career. We had so much to talk about, we forgot to mention “Capote,” […]

On Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967-2014

  I’ve been dreading writing about the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman all day — not because I couldn’t figure out what to say, but because words seem so insufficient at a time like this, even ones that are heartfelt and well-intentioned. How does anyone adequately summarize such a prolific and powerful career, such a […]