Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Marjoe (1972) - ★★★★½

Director: Sarah Kernochan, Howard Smith
Stars: Marjoe Gortner

Marjoe is one of the most interesting and infuriating documentaries I've ever seen. It exposes the scamming, despicable ways of many Evangelist preachers and the tricks of how they do it. I think this is a film that everyone should see. The person that stars in this documentary, Marjoe Gortner, was a former child preacher himself. He doesn't tell you flat-out that 'religion' is a scam, what he does is prove how easy it is for religious sectors to con people out of their money. You'd have to be deaf, dumb and blind to ignore the fact that so many people out there are getting manipulated and conned by religious factions. Marjoe clearly and consistently displays that many of these churches are just cash-cow corporations taking from their adherents to feed their own pockets. If they ever make a movie based on the life of Marjoe Gortner, then the best actor to play him would be Matthew McConaughey. It won an Oscar for Best Documentary, which it thoroughly deserved for its gutsy and entertaining material.

Crazy people freaking out and speaking in tongues... weird.

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