CITIZENFOUR

Edward Snowden has been a shadow figure since he made the decision in 2013 to release evidence of illegal covert surveillance programs. In this remarkable doc, we not only listen to him explain himself, we also watch as he determines when, where & how to transform himself from a private citizen into the whistleblower who…

THE GREAT INVISIBLE

Review of The Great Invisible by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Margaret Brown powerfully documents the people and places disastrously left in the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill. Sparing a political agenda, Brown perfectly captures the mishandling of events through interviews and extensive footage of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. (BKP: 4.5/5) **********************************…

LAGGIES

Review of Laggies by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Lynn Shelton’s Laggies (a term for those slow to grow up) tells the story of a girl who is stuck in between her high school glory days and full-fledged adulthood. The film begins like a home movie, with footage of a group of high school friends…

OUIJA

Review of Ouija by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky The makers of Ouija accomplished exactly what they set out to do: produce a low-budget movie for teenage girls and make quadruple the return on investment (on opening weekend, no less). Unfortunately, that was the only successful element of the laughable, board game-inspired film. Screenwriters Juliet Snowden…