Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison Of Belief (2015)

ALEX GIBNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2015. HBO Documentary Films, Jigsaw Productions, Sky Atlantic. Screenplay by Alex Gibney, based on the book by Lawrence Wright. Cinematography by Samuel Painter. Produced by Alex Gibney, Matthew Slater, Kristen Vaurio, Lawrence Wright. Music by Will Bates. Production Design by Rob Locasio. Film Editing by Andy…

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Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream (2012)

ALEX GIBNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA/South Africa, 2012.  ARTE, British Broadcasting Corporation, Danmarks Radio, Democracy Pictures, ITVS International, Jigsaw Productions, NHK, Norsk Rikskringkasting, Steps International, Sveriges Television, The Open University, Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep, Yleisradio, ZDF/Arte.  Screenplay by Alex Gibney, Chad Beck, Adam Bolt.  Cinematography by Ronan Killeen, Lisa Rinzler.  Produced by…

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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

ALEX GIBNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2008.  BBC Storyville, Diverse Productions, HDNet Films, Jigsaw Productions, Phantom Films.  Screenplay by Alex Gibney, based on the writings of Hunter S. Thompson.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Graydon Carter, Lisa Cohen, Alison Ellwood, Alex Gibney, Jason Kliot, Eva Orner, Joana Vicente.  Music by David…

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Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search For A Kool Place (2011)

ALISON ELLWOOD, ALEX GIBNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Magnolia Pictures, History Films, Optimum Releasing, Imaginary Forces, Jigsaw Productions, Phoenix Wiley, A&E IndieFilms.  Screenplay by Alex Gibney, Alison Ellwood, based on the works of Ken Kesey.  Produced by Will Clarke, Alex Gibney, Alexandra Johnes.  Music by David Kahne.  Film Editing by Alison Ellwood. The popular conception of the…

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Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

ALEX GIBNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2010.  A&E IndieFilms, Jigsaw Productions, Wider Film Projects.  Screenplay by Alex Gibney.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Maiken Baird, Alex Gibney, Jedd Wider, Todd Wider.  Music by Peter Nashel.  Film Editing by Alison Amron, Plummy Tucker.   A successful attorney from a notable, moneyed family, handsome and intelligent Eliot Spitzer climbed the…

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The Armstrong Lie (2013)

ALEX GIBNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Jigsaw Productions, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Matt Tolmach Productions.  Screenplay by Alex Gibney.  Cinematography by Ben Bloodwell.  Produced by Alex Gibney, Frank Marshall, Matthew Tolmach.  Film Editing by Andy Grieve, Lindy Jankura, Tim Squyres.   Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney was still in the process of completing this film about Lance Armstrong‘s monumental career…

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Lightning In A Bottle (2004)

ANTOINE FUQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2004.  Vulcan Productions, Jigsaw Productions.  Cinematography by Greg Andracke, Lisa Rinzler.  Produced by Margaret Bodde, Alex Gibney, Jack Gulick.  Music by Steve Jordan.  Production Design by Tom McPhillips.  Film Editing by Bob Eisenhardt, Keith Salmon.   Any music fan will enjoy this one, but blues fans will be especially bowled over by Antoine Fuqua’s…

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Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room (2005)

ALEX GIBNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2005.  Jigsaw Productions, 2929 Productions, HDNet Films.  Screenplay by Peter Elkind, Alex Gibney, Bethany McLean.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Alison Ellwood, Alex Gibney, Jason Kliot, Susan Motamed.  Music by Matthew Hauser.  Film Editing by Alison Ellwood.   Riveting documentary that describes the rise and fall of one of America’s most incredible business stories….

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Taxi To The Dark Side (2007)

ALEX GIBNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2007.  Discovery Channel, Jigsaw Productions, Tall Woods, Wider Film Projects, X-Ray Productions.  Screenplay by Alex Gibney.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti, Greg Andracke.  Produced by Alex Gibney, Eva Orner, Susannah Shipman.  Music by Ivor Guest.  Film Editing by Sloane Kevin.   One of the most riveting and horrifying documentaries of the century, this is a fantastic…

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