Laura Poitras
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The Best Documentaries of 2014
31 Dec 2014 // 8:06 PM

As the best of 2014's documentaries find new ways to tell stories, they are also the year's best films.

The Best Films of 2014
29 Dec 2014 // 8:06 PM

Spanning a Truffaut-indebted magnum opus to a comeback vehicle for Michael Keaton, this collection of films is an eclectic representation of 2014's best.


'Citizenfour' Is Invaluable Cinéma Vérité
24 Aug 2015 // 2:00 AM

I welcome Oliver Stone’s forthcoming biopic about Snowden with an open mind, but I doubt that it will surpass the riveting realism of Citizenfour.

DOC NYC 2014: 'Citizenfour'
19 Nov 2014 // 5:00 AM

Citizenfour is exquisitely filmed and carefully reported, but its greatest effects have to do with what you don't see, such as the plans and ambitions that underlie surveillance.


In ‘Citizenfour', Laura Poitras Feels Heat of Telling Edward Snowden’s Story
16 Oct 2014 // 7:48 AM

Laura Poitras was a key person Edward Snowden reached out to when he decided to go public with documents detailing massive U.S. and British surveillance operations.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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