PHOENIX RISING – Review by Liz Braun

You might feel the need to shower after watching Amy Berg’s new two-part documentary, Phoenix Rising. The film focuses on Evan Rachel Wood, 34, and chronicles her past abusive relationship with Brian Warner, 53, better known to the world as shock rocker Marilyn Manson. Over the course of two 70-odd minute features, Wood claims that Warner groomed her when she was just a teenager and lured her into an abusive relationship that involved threats, sexual mistreatment and physical and emotional violence. The films offer a relentless pile-on of grisly detail.

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