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The opening titles of “Snowden” explain that the film dramatizes events from 2004 to 2013, but the film was clearly designed to speak to audiences years after that.
“Snowden” is the latest effort from polarizing filmmaker Oliver Stone, who finds himself back in familiar territory, in a firmly political realm. It’s the story behind Edward Snowden’s rise through the CIA before his 2013 whistleblowing efforts, all the way up through the events detailed in Laura Poitras’ documentary “Citizenfour.”
In addition to tackling the timeline that took Snowden from army recruit to figure of global import, “Snowden” contextualizes the full scope of his revelations. What doesn’t come through in heated arguments and hushed conversations is on display in hypnotic sequences of psychedelic digital networks, all made up of personal data.
Bouncing around the nine years of Snowden’s life up until his public reveal is a tricky proposition. But using the »
- Steve Greene
Rob Leane Feb 10, 2017
More often than you might think, scenes that appear in movie trailer don’t turn up in the finished film. This can leave trailer-loving audience members confused as the credits roll, wondering if they dropped off and missed something important.
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A couple of massive movies have done this recently, and the internet has been quick to fill in the blanks with speculation. Fingers have been pointed at tinkering studio bigwigs and extensive reshoots, when the reality is often a little less dramatic: filmmakers always chop some footage in the edit, and they rarely have much involvement in the trailers. »
Like many actors before him, True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer’s been bitten by the directing bug. He’ll make his feature film directorial debut with The Parting Glass, a dark family drama which will give him another chance to work with Anna Paquin, who’s set to star in the film.
Details are limited at the moment, but The Parting Glass‘s logline tells us that Moyer’s upcoming film will follow a grieving family following the death of a sister. From there, they’ll collect the remnants of her lost life as they attempt to paint a portrait of her existence. It doesn’t exactly sound like the most uplifting material then, but it’s got us intrigued nonetheless.
- Will Ashton
Exclusive: True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer will make his feature directorial debut with The Parting Glass. Anna Paquin will star with Denis O'Hare, Ed Asner, Cynthia Nixon, Melissa Leo, Rhys Ifans and Paul Gross. O’Hare wrote the drama, which follows a family reeling with their sister's death. They embark on a journey to collect the remnants of her life. The family members delve into past memories to piece together a portrait of the woman they lost. Production begins… »
4 items from 2017
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