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Let's Crowdsource Our Own Hollywood Movie About Torture

Ateqah Khaki | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Ateqah Khaki

Now more than ever, Americans must come together and send a message once and for all that torture is immoral, illegal and ineffective.

Zero Dark Thirty: After Oscar Snub, the Debate Deepens

Dan Siegel | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Dan Siegel

The controversy and shortcomings of Zero Dark Thirty has opened a critical conversation and debate. Hopefully it will lead to brave new Hollywood storytelling about these years when America went in search of monsters to destroy, and ended up slaying things once held dear.

Zero Dark Thirty: The Politics of Art or Why All the Critics Are Wrong

Lennard Davis | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
Lennard Davis

Given that the torture scenes are so repulsive, but shown nonetheless, it is clearly Bigelow's goal to make us never forget the horror and demeaning nature of torture both for the victim and for the torturers.

Martin Sheen Walks Back 'Zero Dark Thirty' Criticism

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.31.2013 | Entertainment

Two weeks after his name appeared on a statement that criticized "Zero Dark Thirty" as promoting torture, Martin Sheen says he didn't mean to come out...

Michael Moore: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Is Not A Pro-Torture Movie

Posted 01.25.2013 | Entertainment

Michael Moore stopped by HuffPost Live on Friday to weigh in on the seemingly never-ending debate around "Zero Dark Thirty." Moore penned a HuffPost b...

'Zero Dark Thirty' Will Not Be Shown In Pakistan

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.25.2013 | Entertainment

"Zero Dark Thirty' will not screen in Pakistan, as distributors fear inciting the ire of the Pakistani military and terrorist groups. The Guardian...

Zero Dark Thirty -- Truth or Consequences

Michael Brenner | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The version of events offered by Zero Dark Thirty substitutes pulp fiction -- of the mythological kind -- for truth. It satisfies a gnawing hunger; it meets a powerfully felt need.

Torture and Zero Dark Thirty

David Bromwich | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
David Bromwich

The answers given by Bigelow and Boal to justify the normalizing of torture in Zero Dark Thirty have been vain, wheedling, and dodgy. They are a clever pair of filmmakers, without political or moral depth, but here, perhaps more than they realized, they were playing with fire.

'Zero Sum Dark Thirty': Stop the Torture

Rabbi Jennifer Krause | Posted 03.18.2013 | Entertainment
Rabbi Jennifer Krause

This widespread inability to see anything in the film but the subject of torture blinds us to the greater complexities it brings to the big screen and, as a result, to the question it raises in the big picture of American life after catching our breath from the chase the film depicts.

'Zero Dark Thirty' Director Responds To Critics

Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment

Kathryn Bigelow has commented on the controversy surrounding "Zero Dark Thirty" throughout the last month, but the director has issued her most defini...

Zero Dark Thirty: We Didn't Lose the War, but It Doesn't Feel Like We Won It

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.16.2013 | Entertainment
Jason Stanford

I was all set not to like Zero Dark Thirty. I judged director Kathryn Bigelow an enemy of truth and justice for depicting torture as a necessary evil to find Osama bin Laden. Then I saw it.

Seal Team Six

John Stockwell | Posted 03.10.2013 | Entertainment
John Stockwell

I'm confident torture was used many times during our war on terror but I'm also fairly certain it resulted in as much false information as real, actionable intelligence.

Anticipating a Big Week for Zero Dark Thirty

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At a luncheon at "21" early last December, Jessica Chastain was relieved. Not because her new film Zero Dark Thirty was chosen as Best Film by the New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review, but because her secret could now be known.

Dirty Harriet

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 01.02.2013 | Entertainment
Barry Yourgrau

Zero Dark Thirty is indeed propaganda as hopped-up quasi-doc, an exercise in embedded filmmaking. Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld -- not to mention John "Cool as long as no organ failure" Yoo -- should claim story credits.

Fear of Fun

Marty Kaplan | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Marty Kaplan

Some day not all that far in the future, a new kind of entertainment is going to be perfected that will either be the coolest video game ever, or the media equivalent of a lethal man-made super-virus.

Why 'Zero Dark Thirty' Is Dangerous By Alex Gibney

Alex Gibney | Posted 02.20.2013 | Entertainment
Alex Gibney

It's difficult for one filmmaker to criticize another. That's a job best left to critics. However, in the case of Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, an issue that is central to the film -- torture -- is so important that I feel I must say something.

'I Didn't Think They Were Going To Catch Him'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.20.2012 | Entertainment

Now it makes perfect sense that Kathryn Bigelow would direct "Zero Dark Thirty," the controversial new film that chronicles the hunt for Osama bin Lad...

Erin Brockovich for Fascists

Chris Kelly | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Chris Kelly

The critics who love Zero Dark Thirty praise it for not taking a position, one way or the other, on torture and murder. Like that's a good thing, and not the moral equivalent of Saw. It's also about as morally complicated as Julie & Julia.

'Preposterous': 'Zero Dark Thirty' Filmmakers Weigh In On Torture Debate

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment

"Zero Dark Thirty" does not support or endorse torture, this according to director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal. "Before we even wrot...

Why Torture Is Still Wrong

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Kathryn Bigelow's new film, Zero Dark Thirty, has reignited the debate over the role torture should play in U.S. counterterrorism policy. Here's the CliffsNotes answer: none.

Review: Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty Is a Powerful Tale of the Costs of 'Justifiable' Violence

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.03.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Zero Dark Thirty is a fantastic achievement. It's powered by Jessica Chastain's terrific performance and absolutely becomes the definitive take on its subject. It's a cracking thriller, a mournful drama, and a thoughtful meditation on the costs of violence.

Is 'Les Miserables' The New Best Picture Front-Runner?

Mike Hogan | Posted 01.27.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

One last Argo vs. Lincoln vs. Les Miserables note: Can we imagine a scenario where one of them wins Best Picture and another wins Best Director? Like Les Miserables and Ben Affleck, or Argo and Steven Spielberg?

Big Change For Oscar Favorite 'Zero Dark Thirty'?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.17.2012 | Entertainment

Audiences not located in New York or Los Angeles might have to wait a little while longer to see "Zero Dark Thirty." According to THR, Sony is toying ...

WATCH: Gripping New Trailer For 'Zero Dark Thirty'

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.11.2012 | Entertainment

"Can I be honest with you? I am bad news." So begins the second theatrical trailer for "Zero Dark Thirty," Kathryn Bigelow's much-anticipated follow-u...

WATCH: First Trailer For Osama Bin Laden Movie, 'Zero Dark Thirty'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.06.2012 | Entertainment

"Zero Dark Thirty" is one of the last big Oscar contenders to receive a trailer, but judging from the new teaser, it was worth the wait. Directed b...