Friday, March 25, 2016

CITIZENFOUR (2014)

FILMS FROM THE 21st CENTURY
(Post 49 of 50)

Some quick takes on the most relatively recent listings from the
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list


Whether or not you think NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is a hero or a traitor should not interfere with what an interesting documentary Citizenfour is. We the viewer see behind the scenes before the Snowden NSA documents are released thanks to the cabal of director Laura Poitras, journalist Glenn Greenwall and Snowden. And we therefore become privy to all this before the fact and make us feel somewhat complicit just for watching. Seeing Snowden's motivations before they happen does push one toward having more sympathy to him whether or not it really should. The Academy Award winner for Best Documentary.

2 comments:

  1. This is the only new addition from the most recent edition that I still haven't laid my hands on – a wrong that must be corrected real soon now!

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  2. Yes, Now wondering what will be in the new edition this year.

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