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    Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Opens Today to Political Clamor

    Maybe he’s the hero — or villain — Gotham needs right now. The biopic’s gotten mixed reviews, though Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s performance as Edward Snowden is earning awards buzz. It’s a sympathetic look at the former National Security Agency contractor who sparked worldwide debate by revealing government mass surveillance programs in 2013 and now lives in exile in Moscow. A new — and exceedingly unlikely — push for Snowden’s pardon has accompanied the film’s release, while Congress responded with a review of the leaker’s “profound” damage to national security.

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