Film Review: Citizenfour

Posted on by 5WC in Film

At the end of last year I watched both the fictional and factual portrayals of the WikiLeaks story (We Steal Secrets and The Fifth Estate) before writing a review for another blog about the relationship Hollywood has with technology. And while they are not a trilogy in any sense of the term, connected to the ideas about information, technology and government conspiracies comes Citizenfour. A documentary following the Edward Snowden whistle blowing.

I had heard seriously impressive reports about this documentary, it’s initial but limited big screen release being heralded as a must search out and see, while it’s reputation so strong that it has taken home awards whenever it has been nominated including both the Oscar and Bafta for Best Documentary. To say I expected a lot is an understatement. Read more