The Torture in Zero Dark Thirty – Can We Handle the Truth?

Possible spoilers but …I mean, come on. By now? The truth of the film #1: Zero Dark Thirty is a film about a CIA op whose job it is to find and kill Osama Bin Laden. To do that, she uses every available resource. Research, clues, surveillance, observation and torture....
Posted On 22 Dec 2012

Zero Dark Thirty and Torture Debate Rages Onward

The critics have come out in force protecting Kathryn Bigelow and the best reviewed film of the year and critics award winner, Zero Dark Thirty, from accusations that it apologizes for and/or condones torture as one of the methods in truth seeking.  Glenn Kenny has written an...
Posted On 19 Dec 2012

Zero Dark Thirty Wins Chicago

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty (last year: Tree of Life) Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty (last year: Terrence Malick, Tree of Life) Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty (Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn) Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (last...
Posted On 17 Dec 2012

New Zero Dark Thirty Trailer

This movie is so damned good in an Oscar year of so many good ones.
Posted On 14 Dec 2012

Zero Dark Thirty Takes Early Lead in Oscar’s Race for Best Picture

Buzz is a funny thing. Just because Oscar pundits think they know the buzz before the buzz starts, there’s no mistaking it once it gets here. Right now, the movie that has all of the buzz is Zero Dark Thirty, right behind it is Lincoln. Both films won three awards at the...
Posted On 03 Dec 2012

Best Picture, Best Director, How Often do they Repeat?

The new Gurus of Gold just went up.¬†Lincoln still tops, with Spielberg for director. Just behind Spielberg, though, is Ben Affleck, followed by Tom Hooper, David O. Russell and Kathryn Bigelow. Only Affleck and Russell haven’t won before. Les Miserables is at the number 2...
Posted On 01 Dec 2012

Picture of the Day

Kathryn Bigelow, doing the best work of her career at 61.
Posted On 30 Nov 2012