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Zero Dark Thirty's Kathryn Bigelow Falsely Cast by Naomi Wolf as Nazi Propagandist Leni Riefenstahl

G. Roger Denson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics
G. Roger Denson

It takes a certain audacity to exploit the memory of the holocaust while at the same time disregarding those both lost and surviving 9/11 in the way that Naomi Wolf did in her January 4 Guardian column.

A Bad Week for the First Amendment

Mark Rice | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
Mark Rice

If supporters of the right to bear arms have been feeling threatened in recent weeks, supporters of the First Amendment may have even more cause for alarm.

McCain, Feinstein Step Up Pressure On CIA Over Controversial Film

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON Jan 3 (Reuters) - Three U.S. senators, including the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, have ste...

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.

2012 in Film: My Favorite Movies of the Year

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

After plenty of foreplay, it's time to actually rattle off my picks for the ten very "best" films of the year. As always, these are not the objective "best" films of the year, but merely my out-and-out favorites of the last twelve months.

Jessica Chastain: I Don't Look 'Modern'

Posted 01.03.2013 | Entertainment

Jessica Chastain is one of the most sought after lead actresses in Hollywood. Over the last two years, the 34-year-old star has appeared onscreen in n...

Senate Panel To Examine 'Zero Dark Thirty' Filmmakers' CIA Contacts

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

* What filmmakers were told about interrogations at issue * Feinstein incensed by film's depiction of "torture" * Acting...

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.

Zero Dark Thirty -- Torture Is the American Way?

Glenn L. Carle | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Glenn L. Carle

Understand this, from someone who had some involvement in our "enhanced interrogation" program. Torture does not work; it makes it harder to evaluate what detainees say, and more suspect. It is unnecessary, it is counterproductive, it is illegal, and it is immoral.

Zero Dark Thirty Account of Torture Verified by Media Record of Legislators and CIA Officials

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
G. Roger Denson

In the weeks surrounding the raid on bin Laden, the government, the intelligence community, the media, and the public displayed a wide variance of views on waterboarding. The intelligence community in particular seems marked by inconsistency and outright contradiction.

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.

2012 Year in Film: The Studios Stepped up, But Independent and International Still Tops

Brian Formo | Posted 02.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

While studios did have a stellar year, the bests came from the independent and international films this year, with career highs, autueristic re-enforcers, welcome cinematic returns and new visionaries. Here's my round-up of the 10 best films released in 2012.

CIA Debunks 'Hollywood Myths'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

After publicly criticizing "Zero Dark Thirty" -- the film by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow about the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden -- ...

Christopher Rosen's Favorite Movies Of 2012

Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

This was the best year for movies since 2010? 2007? 1999? 1997? Whatever the answer, 2012 was a damn good year. Ahead, a countdown of my favorites.

Mike Ryan's 10 Favorite Movies Of 2012

Mike Ryan | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Here is a list of my favorite movies from 2012. I was considering writing a longer introduction -- perhaps framing 2012 as a banner year for cinema, which it was -- but I will just leave it at "here is a list of my favorite movies from 2012" because, no matter how good or bad a given year is, I always end up with 10 favorite movies. So here they are.

Will Torture Debate Hurt 'Zero Dark Thirty' At Oscars?

Mike Hogan | Posted 02.23.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

Let's keep this short, as there are stockings to hang and reindeers to listen for: It's the night before Christmas, and the only thing stirring is controversy about Zero Dark Thirty and the nationwide opening of Les Miserables.

Strong Start For 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment

"Zero Dark Thirty" didn't outgross "The Hobbit" during its opening days at the the box office, but the controversial film did enjoy one of the largest...

One Bad 'Trip'

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Entertainment

Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand's "Guilt Trip" is off to a rough start. The road-trip comedy made just $5.3 million on its opening weekend, keeping th...

WATCH: Wait, WHO Hosted 'SNL'?

Posted 02.21.2013 | Comedy

'SNL' fans might remember this seasons Martin Short and Louis CK-hosted episodes, but it turns out the seal team from "Zero Dark Thirty" also hosted w...

CIA Director Disputes Accuracy Of 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Posted 12.22.2012 | Entertainment

After the CIA reportedly forbid the agent who served as the model for Jessica Chastain's character in "Zero Dark Thirty," from speaking to journalists...

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 12.21.2012 | Entertainment

The holidays are in full swing and the critics have gifted us with another week of harsh reviews. It was a slim week for album releases, with the ...

Does Torture Work? Wrong Question!

Vincent Warren | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Vincent Warren

The premier this week of the movie Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden, has touched off a national debate about the appropriateness of torture. Alarmingly, the conversation has revolved around when to torture, rather than whether to torture.

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.

8 Amazing Videos of Everyday Folks Made Unsung Heroes

Posted 01.02.2013 | Impact

From law enforcement here at home to our troops overseas, ordinary citizens are answering the call of duty to protect our rights, freedoms, and lives....

'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...