A CONTINUATION OF AN EXPLORATION: OLIVER STONE AT HARVARD

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“I’m a realist and pragmatic, too. I understand the need for security and the need for some of the things that they’re doing, absolutely. I think Ed should be the head of the NSA, if you really want to know the truth. He believes in the defense of the country, but properly organized and controlled. Right now we are out of control.” – Boston Reel, 09/21/2016

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SNOWDEN

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SNOWDEN  * * *

Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans, Scott Eastwood and Nicolas Cage. Screenplay by Kieran Fitzgerald and Oliver Stone. Directed by Oliver Stone.

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70MM AT THE SOMERVILLE

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“In my experience, seeing a film you love in 70mm is akin to discovering it anew. So crisp and beautiful was the image in The Hateful Eight that I found it difficult to sit through other current movies with their sludgy digital distortions for weeks afterwards. It was like listening to a compressed MP3 on earbuds after attending a symphony orchestra.” – Boston Reel, 09/15/2016 

SULLY

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SULLY  * * * 1 / 2

Starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Anna Gunn and Michael Rapaport. Screenplay by Todd Komarnicki. Directed by Clint Eastwood.

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CONTESTING HISTORY: MATT ZOLLER SEITZ AND THE OLIVER STONE EXPERIENCE

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“There is a lot of stuff in Stone’s films that didn’t actually happen. And you know what? That’s okay. Many of Shakespeare’s tragedies drew on history and a lot of that stuff is flat out made-up. If you’re not willing to go with Oliver Stone and treat history not just in terms of fact, but also metaphor, then there’s really no point going to his movies.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 09/09/2016

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