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Zero Dark Thirty

The Best Movie From Each of the Last Ten Years: Guaranteed to Enrage

Jon Eig | Posted 03.23.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

My last blog on HuffPost was on politics and I needed to shower half a dozen times before I washed off the stench. So today, I am returning to the swe...

Reda Kateb Takes an Oath in Hippocrates

Alex Simon | Posted 06.19.2016 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

After deciding himself to "enter the family business" as a child, honing his skills reciting his great uncle's texts, Reda stayed busy on the stage as well, making his film debut in the internationally-lauded A Prophet in 2009.

Are You a Biopic Addict Like Me?

Shannon Wrzesinski | Posted 06.10.2016 | Entertainment
Shannon Wrzesinski

Biopics are often the critics favorites as well, frequently proving themselves as Oscar and Golden Globe contenders. Plus, given the variety of biopic categories, there's something on the menu for everyone.

Leaked Paul Blart 2 Script: Zero Blart Thirty

Meg Favreau | Posted 04.21.2015 | Comedy
Meg Favreau

Emails from Sony execs revealed the studio's plan to capitalize on the critical success of Zero Dark Thirty by adding "harsh dramatic elements" to all upcoming films in the Sony catalog, including the sequel to Kevin James' slapstick comedy.

ReThink Review: American Sniper -- Can There Be Heroes on the Wrong Side of History?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I see soldier worship as harmful because it so easily morphs into support for wars, no matter how unjust, by letting our affection for our fellow citizens in uniform and our desire to see them come home alive obscure the truth behind what they're supposedly fighting and dying for, which is rarely as black and white as we are told or wish it to be.

Popcorn Preview: A Most Violent Year

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

As the film's title implies, there's a fair amount of violence in this movie, but it's not the kind of bloodbath we're used to seeing in modern movies. Instead, there's a feeling of danger that hangs over every scene right from the beginning.

Mr. Turner: Movies Butchering History

Barry Lando | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment
Barry Lando

Mr. Turner, directed by Mike Leigh, is by no means a coherent biography, but a gorgeous riveting film that presents brief, often unconnected excerpts from the latter years of the great British painter William Turner.

A Look at the Essential Navy SEAL Books of the Global War on Terrorism

Scott DiMarco | Posted 02.08.2015 | Books
Scott DiMarco

With the latest news about controversies of Navy SEAL Mark Owen writing a book about killing Osama bin Laden, and the naming of former SEALs involved in the mission, SEALs are on everyone's mind.

The Nantucket Project Offers More Than Red Pants

Rob Taub | Posted 11.29.2014 | Media
Rob Taub

John Kerry and Nancy Gibbs (photo: Meghan Brosnan) Sometime around noon on Friday, I squeezed into a packed Jet Blue flight from JFK with 99 other p...

Making Movies Matter

Jon Eig | Posted 10.26.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Movies do not have to be political in order to be successful. Film as sheer entertainment can matter.

Why Snowden's Disclosures of Foreign Surveillance Are Legitimate

Bea Edwards | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

If we live in a country that allows us only the official line about an extremely controversial story that involves torture and death, then we live in an authoritarian state, not a democracy.

Popcorn Preview: The Wolf of Wall Street

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Cast includes: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Great Gatsby), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Margot Robbie (About Time), Matthew McCona...

Pentagon Goes Full Kafka In Hollywood Leak Probe

McClatchy DC | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — More than two years after sensitive information about the Osama bin Laden raid was disclosed to Hollywood filmmakers, Pentagon and CIA ...

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

Man of Steel: A Mach 10 Win Worldwide

Darryl Woodard | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

A favorite song can be like a favorite film. One can listen to a favorite song and seemingly never tire of listening to it. Just like one can watch a favorite film, and seemingly never tire of watching it.

Movie Review: Wish You Were Here

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A semi-jigsaw-puzzle of a story, Kieran Darcy-Smith's Wish You Were Here bounces back and forth in time, while feeding the audience's interest in an unsolved mystery.

Emma Gray

Confessions Of A Hollywood Stuntwoman | Emma Gray | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women

Gaëlle Cohen is 41 years old and has been at the same job for the last 15 years. But since her job title happens to be Hollywood stuntwoman and stunt...

Report: CIA Dictated 'Zero Dark Thirty' Changes

Gawker | Posted 07.06.2013 | Entertainment

Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden revenge-porn flick Zero Dark Thirty was the biggest publicity coup for the CIA this century outside of the actual ki...

A Few More Words About Women and Work

Karen Hinton | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Karen Hinton

In government, corporate and nonprofit offices across the country are women who are smart, work hard and care about their profession but are regularly ignored because they are viewed as too mousy or too pouty or too inexperienced or too something.

20 Movies That Would Make Awesome Musicals

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

The current trend on Broadway that doesn't seem to be going away is turning popular movies into musicals. All four Best Musical Tony nominees this year were, at one point, popular movies.

Boston's Own Zero Dark Thirty Shuts Down City

David Cleary | Posted 06.25.2013 | Crime
David Cleary

From roughly 6 a.m. on the morning of Friday, April 19, until almost 9 p.m. that evening, the ongoing story in Boston held me completely captivated.

This Isn't Homeland: Real Women Working in Counterterrorism

Whitney Kassel | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Whitney Kassel

Between watching Homeland and Zero Dark Thirty, you could be forgiven for thinking our nation's defense and counterterrorism operations are run by rail thin, whip-smart blonde women and a cadre of loyal but less brilliant men.

Much Ado About a Dead Terrorist

Greg Schwem | Posted 06.03.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Does it really matter how bin Laden died? I wouldn't have cared if the SEALs had coaxed him into playing a fraternity drinking game and then slipped something into his beer when he wasn't looking.

Entertainment vs. Historical Accuracy?

Kathy Kemper | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
Kathy Kemper

A filmmaker who seeks to portray major events or periods in history has at least two objectives: being as faithful to the documentary record as possible, and producing a film that reaches as wide an audience as possible. While those goals aren't conflicting per se, it's easy to see how there can be tension.

Pakistan's Polio Program: Suspended at Zero Dark Thirty

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Polio is a devastating infectious disease paralyzing many of those infected, but following the Taliban's execution of 16 health workers engaged in Pakistan's polio eradication program in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, preventing polio is now deadlier than the disease.