Martin Sheen Clarifies his Position on Zero Dark Thirty, Too Late?
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Martin Sheen Clarifies his Position on Zero Dark Thirty, Too Late?

Martin Sheen had been one of the voices protesting Zero Dark Thirty, urging Academy members…

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Oscar bits and bites
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Oscar bits and bites

Leon Panetta, portrayed by James Gandolfini in Zero Dark Thirty, talks about the film and…

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Uppity Women: How Maya and Kathryn Bigelow Continue to Threaten the Status Quo
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Uppity Women: How Maya and Kathryn Bigelow Continue to Threaten the Status Quo

Kathryn Bigelow and CBS News, “It’s a Movie, not a Documentary.”
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Kathryn Bigelow and CBS News, “It’s a Movie, not a Documentary.”

Kathryn Bigelow Defends her film in the LA Times
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Kathryn Bigelow Defends her film in the LA Times

In an eloquently written column by director Kathryn Bigelow she directly addresses the many criticisms…

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Kathryn Bigelow talks waterboarding on Letterman
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Kathryn Bigelow talks waterboarding on Letterman

I’m forever grateful to Megan Ellison. She helped finance some of my favorite films this…

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Mark Boal Addresses Torture Issue in The Wrap
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Mark Boal Addresses Torture Issue in The Wrap

Steve Pond talked exclusively to Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow about the issue of whether…

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The Best Reasons to Go to the Movies – Guest Post
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The Best Reasons to Go to the Movies – Guest Post

Guest Essay by Zade Constantine Film provides a vast canon to explore, retroactively, trends and…

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Zero Dark Thirty – The Finer Points of Torture, the Finer Points of Art
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Zero Dark Thirty – The Finer Points of Torture, the Finer Points of Art

It hasn’t been easy, these past few days, watching the war rage on about the…

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

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Zero Dark Thirty and Torture Debate Rages Onward
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Zero Dark Thirty and Torture Debate Rages Onward

The critics have come out in force protecting Kathryn Bigelow and the best reviewed film…

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State of the Race:  “In weakness and fear, and with much trembling.”
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State of the Race: “In weakness and fear, and with much trembling.”

2012’s lineup for Best Picture brings to mind sober reflection.  As we redefine who we…

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Oscarwatch – The Writers, Part Two: Original Screenplay
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Oscarwatch – The Writers, Part Two: Original Screenplay

In a town where there are more screenwriters than there are people you’d expect that…

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The State of the Race: By Three
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The State of the Race: By Three

  Oscar ballots are going out to 5,856 in the Academy.  Those ballots are then…

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New Zero Dark Thirty Trailer
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New Zero Dark Thirty Trailer

Female Trouble: Why Powerful Women Threaten Hollywood
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Female Trouble: Why Powerful Women Threaten Hollywood

As soon as it became clear that Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty was a genuine…

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Picture of the Day: Chastain
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New York Film Critics Awards, 3 apiece for Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln!
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New York Film Critics Awards, 3 apiece for Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln!

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty Best Actress: Rachel…

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Picture of the Day
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Picture of the Day

Fired up! Jessica Chastain in a clip from Zero Dark Thirty
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