Broadsheet Trailer Park: Snowden

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Snowden

What you may need to know:

1. Biopic of Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the CIA analyst who leaked classified NSA documents in 2013.

2. This stuff is a gift for Oliver Stone.

3. The director must be struggling to find material after working through almost every US president.

4. Which might explain Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

5. Ladies and gentlemen… It’s Nicolas Cage.

6. I’m just popping off to clear my browsing history.

7. Broadsheet prognosis: Whistle while you blow.

Release Date: September 16.

19 thoughts on “Broadsheet Trailer Park: Snowden

      1. The People's Hero

        Cage is very frustrating….. In so far as he can be brilliant. But the majority of his work is dross. Leaving Las Vegas was incredible… Loved Raising Arizona and Adaptation…

        1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

          Its the gurning that drives me mad, always gurning at something, you can’t take that seriously.

          1. The People's Hero

            The late, great Roger Ebert said of him “No one else can project inner trembling so effectively…” He meant that as a compliment…

        2. TheDude

          Not to mention Port Of Call New Orleans and Wild At Heart. He has a load of dross but also a lot of good stuff.

      2. Liam

        he’s appeared in a huge number of shit movies, but he’s nearly always watchable. A poo movie with Cage in it is always better than a poo movie with no Cage.

  1. Kieran NYC

    I quite liked the second Wall Street movie, in a ‘Godfather III’ kind of way. More of an extended coda or an epilogue than a sequel.

  2. Caroline

    Putting on my extremely serious film critic hat for a second, the fact that Stone has chosen a living subject does raise an interesting dilemma. We can appreciate the casting of confirmed ride JGL, but simultaneously have to accept that he represents the also-adorable Snowden. Therefore our visual enjoyment of yet another tender and wise performance from Gordon-Levitt must be tempered with the psychological pain caused by the absent signified: hacker hottie Snowden. The tension is ultimately unresolvable either way. In effect, the buttered toast has been applied to the defenestrated feline. Cahiers du cinéma summary: There are too many nested rides in this film.

    1. MoyestWithExcitement

      Maybe try and remember he helped Looper exist and it’ll make it easier to watch him in this.

        1. MoyestWithExcitement

          I dunno. Maybe the fact I watched it on an 8 hour long flight didn’t help. Plus Bruce Willis.

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