Edward Snowden begins his electronic music career

Having already ticked “NSA whistleblower,” “international fugitive,” and “asylum seeker” off on his resume, Edward Snowden has decided it’s time to express his artistic side. The former government contractor—who set off a global political firestorm in 2013 when he leaked NSA documents to the American press—has teamed…

CanTheySeeMyDick.com offers impressive insight into NSA spying tactics

John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden lit up the internet and beyond as the Last Week Tonight host was able to actually get his chat subject to laugh, high five, and also talk about dick pics. It’s that last bit of information that has led to the launch of a website that details all of the U.S. government’s…

Nicolas Cage takes a rare supporting role in Oliver Stone’s Snowden

One might think that the biggest news today regarding Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden movie—now simply titled Snowden—would be the reflected afterglow of Citizenfour’s Oscar victory last night. But, as has been well established on the Internet, there is one man who can transcend any other news, and even, when he’s so…

The Edward Snowden doc Citizenfour is less film than monumental event

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It’s difficult to critically engage with Citizenfour, as—experienced in the here and now—Laura Poitras’ landmark documentary about Edward Snowden isn’t a film so much as a big fucking deal. A primary account of how the world learned that the NSA has been spying on United States citizens, and also a meta-text that…

NYFF 2014: Birdman closes the fest, but Edward Snowden supplies a real finale

The New York Film Festival closes tonight with Birdman, but the real closer—at least in spirit—was last night’s world premiere of CITIZENFOUR (Grade: A-), Laura Poitras’ gripping, just-finished documentary on her meetings with Edward Snowden. Poitras (The Oath) had planned to conclude her 9/11 trilogy with a film on…

Edward Snowden’s living Oliver Stone movie to become actual Oliver Stone movie

According to Variety, Oliver Stone will direct an adaptation of the Oliver Stone movie that is the case of Edward Snowden and his leaking of information regarding NSA surveillance programs—a story that played out over months of quick-cut montages featuring government men talking in low murmurs, grainy, black-and-white…