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BEST: 'We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks'
Director: Alex Gibney
Lowdown: At this point, Alex Gibney is a well-oiled machine, able to construct involving and profound documentaries seemingly at will. "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks" is no exception. The film follows the world Julian Assange has wrought with a thorough focus and finds truly intriguing pay dirt when digging into the personal story of Assange's most significant source, PFC Bradley Manning. It makes it clear how cleverly Assange conflated his sex crime troubles with the government siege of WikiLeaks and therefore, how truly ignorant his most impassioned followers have become. Mostly it's just a riveting portrait of one of the most important individuals of the 21st Century.
- Kristopher Tapley