Snowden (2016)

If one only wanted to watch one film about Edward Snowden, there is absolutely no reason to view Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” over Laura Poitras’ “Citizenfour”. No reason at all. That said, “Snowden” isn’t a bad film, it’s certainly competently-made, it’s just so inferior to such a fantastic film on the exact same subject. The tone…

Citizenfour (2014)

Not just a brilliant documentary, but an excellent horror film too. At multiple points during the film I’d marvel yet again that this wasn’t some spy or espionage film, this was as authentic as it gets, the real deal. Director Laura Poitras does great work compiling the events of Snowden’s revelations as clearly as they…