Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Robert Zemeckis’ Pedestrian ‘The Walk’ Is an Electrifying Climax In Search of a Movie

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“Why? This is the question people ask me the most.” These are the opening lines of Robert Zemeckis’s The Walk; it’s also the question presumably asked by anyone who saw Man on Wire, the Oscar-winning 2008 documentary that also told the story of high-wire walker Phillipe Petit’s 1974 stroll across a wire connecting the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
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‘Snowden,’ ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ and the Wonderful Trend of Dumping Trump: Links You Need to See

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The Oliver Stone-directed Snowden — which hits theaters in December — has released its first teaser. No actual footage from the film, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden, is included — just an upside down U.S. flag, which gets imprinted with “One nation, under surveillance, for liberty and justice for all” as the trailer’s climax of sorts.
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Slime Mold Becomes a Musician and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Becomes Snowden: Links You Need to See

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There’s nothing like watching a relatively serious, seemingly well-researched episode of machiavellian political TV, getting self-congratulatory about how you’re managing to understand the political jargon and follow weaving plots, feeling wholly immersed, feeling nearly like a very intelligent fly on a White House wall — only to have Kevin Spacey turn to you, swat you off the wall and back onto your couch, saying something heinously on the nose about power vs. money. All House of Cards watchers know the experience of the show’s winding narrative being unceremoniously broken by a jowly sideways glance at the camera; if you are, for some reason, a proponent of the controversial style choice, try watching all instances of the show’s pseudo-Shakespearean fourth wall-breaking back to back.
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