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  • ‘Citizenfour’: Sound the alarm

    October 21, 2014

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    What is most astonishing, as you watch Laura Poitras’ “Citizenfour,” is how calm everyone is. At least at first. The next most astonishing thing? How quietly rational all these people are, particularly considering the volcano of invective that their actions would unleash against them. These people are, really, one man: Edward Snowden, the NSA consultant and analyst who [...] More »

Latest Interview

  • Nothing lagging about Lynn Shelton and ‘Laggies’

    October 22, 2014

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    Given the organic nature of most of her work, “Laggies” should be a major departure for writer-director Lynn Shelton: the first film she directed that she didn’t generate herself. But “Laggies,” written by Andrea Seigel, fits right in, Shelton says, sitting on a couch on a rear veranda of the Bowery Hotel, where she was briefly [...] More »

Commentary

  • Checking in with Stanley Tucci

    October 22, 2014

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    On Tuesday, I was part of a live-streamed chat at AOL Build with Stanley Tucci, about his new cookbook, “The Tucci Table,” which he cowrote with his wife, Felicity Blunt. I’ve known Stanley since I interviewed him for the first time in 1993. I wrote stories from the set of his films “Big Night” and “The [...] More »