Louis Theroux with his first feature length documentary about Scientology, or the person who runs it, a chap called David Miscavige, who sounds like a nasty man according to the ex-Scientology members interviewed in this film. Louis knew he was not going to get any sort of access to the Church so he decided to reconstruct events with actors (even a Tom Cruise lookalike!) which allegedly took place at ‘Gold Base’, the Church’s film production studio where they make their glossy promotional films. He used first-hand accounts by ex-members, one was involved in the Church for a number of years and was very high up in the pecking order, he now gets harassed by Scientology members. Anyway, this is worth a watch, its very funny in places, especially when Louis gets filmed by the Church himself and he confronts them, I really had no idea Scientology is so screwed up.
Date watched: February 12th
Film count 2017: 17