FilmWonk Podcast – Episode #59 – “Citizenfour” (dir. Laura Poitras)

Poster for "Citizenfour"

This week on the podcast, [redacted] and [redacted] tiptoe across the line of national security as we assess the curious case of Edward Snowden, and the rather slow documentary that was made of it (28:56).

May contain NSFW language.

FilmWonk rating: 5 out of 10

Show notes:

  • Music for tonight’s episode is two spy-friendly tracks. First is “Operation Dinner Out (Rothrock Remix)“, by Harry Gregson-Williams, from the original soundtrack to Tony Scott‘s Spy Game. And finally, there’s the perennial Bourne end-credits track, “Extreme Ways” by Moby.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt will indeed play Snowden in Oliver Stone‘s next film (source).
  • Stay tuned at the end for our soundcheck, which should be taken as satire only. Seriously. We don’t joke around about our jokes.
  • Correction: Alex Gibney‘s We Steal Secrets is only 16 minutes longer than Citizenfour.

Listen above, or download: Citizenfour (right-click, save as, or click/tap to play on a non-flash browser)