Tag: Films

Snowden Documentary Wins Over Festival Crowd; Will Anyone Else Care?


The New York Film Festival featured several likely Oscar nominees in this year’s lineup. But perhaps the film with the most buzz is a documentary produced by Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh:

Nothing at NYFF felt quite as consequential (to use the vocabulary word of the moment) as “Citizenfour,” the documentary about Edward Snowden that Laura Poitras made over the last two years, essentially in secret and under severe duress.

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Not many of the younger generations are familiar with black-and-white films, aside from a handful of classics replayed around Christmas. Somehow, even my siblings escaped that education while I spent countless hours on guided tours of cinematic history with my dad. One consequence is that I was exposed to humor of 1930s vintage.  I learned […]

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