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Last year the subject of cults was brought up in Sean Durkin's Martha Marcy May Marlene, this year director and co-writer Zal Batmanglij brings us Sound of My Voice an eerie exploration of "what do you believe?" as a Los Angeles couple attempt to infiltrate a cult to expose its leader as a fraud. The film ultimately begins asking questions about how far would you be willing to go and then takes it a little further beyond that. Trust plays a big part and even if it gets a little sloppy and convenient at times, I found it still to be quite interesting in the end.
Without any build-up, explanation or lead-in, we are introduced to Peter (Christopher Denham) and Lorna (Nicole Vicius). Their idea is to create a documentary and capture their experience on camera. The whole thing is Peter's idea, but Lorna is going along with it, »
- Brad Brevet
A U.S. court has convicted Leonard Cohen's former manager for harassing the Canadian singer-songwriting legend.
On Thursday, a Los Angeles County court found Kelley Lynch, 55, guilty of violating restraining orders to prevent her from contacting Cohen, making harassing phone calls and sending thousands of harassing emails to him.
She had initially entered a plea of not guilty to five counts of violating protective orders and two counts of repeatedly contacting Cohen with the intent to annoy or harass.
Nikhil A. Ramnaney, Lynch's lawyer, had argued that her missives were "cries for help, not criminal conduct."
Lynch faces up to five years in jail and is expected to appear at a sentencing hearing next week.
The 77-year-old troubadour testified against Lynch and said she began a campaign of harassing, expletive-strewn and hostile telephone calls, voice and email messages after he dismissed her in 2004.
Cohen acknowledged that he »
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