Snowden (2016)

“Traitor, or hero?” is the question posed by Snowden’s poster, though Oliver Stone’s retelling of its titular characters story is so firmly in the Hero camp that you wonder why they bothered asking at all.

Documentary Run-Down: Amy; What Happened, Miss Simone?; Going Clear and Citizenfour

For whatever reason, I seem to have been watching a lot of documentaries lately, and I’m becoming increasingly aware that, by and large, my reaction to the genre is a shrug and an “It was okay, I guess.” I’ve seen so many good documentaries, portraits of fascinating people telling fascinating stories … and, yet, I’ve…