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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...

2012 Was Not the Year of the Woman

Melissa Tapper Goldman | Posted 03.02.2013 | Women
Melissa Tapper Goldman

With 2012 closing, some are ready to declare a new Year of the Woman. Apparently, the first one did not do the trick. The anemically aspirational "Year of Whoever" trope reminds us how far whoever still has to go, having exceeded our self-defeatingly low expectations.

12 Women Who Inspired Me in 2012

Dee Poku-Spalding | Posted 03.02.2013 | Women
Dee Poku-Spalding

From politics to entertainment, philanthropy to fashion, there were a great number of defining moments this year that advanced the women's agenda and put the needs and rights of women and girls firmly on the map.

Courage & Individual Conscience: The Top 10 Pro-Freedom Films of 2012

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

As we celebrate 2012 in film, it's fitting that we honor movies that affirm the very liberty that makes our art, our traditions of free speech, and our democratic form of government possible.

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 -- ...

Zero Dark Thirty: Why the Film's Makers Should Be Defended and What Deeper bin Laden Controversy Has Been Stirred

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
G. Roger Denson

To those critics of Zero Dark Thirty who claim the film misleads the public on the role that waterboarding and other torture played in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, I suggest they look forward to the making of some other film that represents their ideals rather than make Zero Dark Thirty their scapegoat.

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...

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.

McCain, Others Slam Torture Portrayal In New Film

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) criticized Sony Pictures Entertainment for featuring "grossly inaccu...

An Outrageous Request: Please Boycott Zero Dark Thirty

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 02.18.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

I've come here to urge you not to see Zero Dark Thirty, the new film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. My reason is simple: The film glorifies torture.

Movie Review: Zero Dark Thirty

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You've no doubt heard about a little movie called Zero Dark Thirty, which suddenly is the controversial odds-on Oscar favorite. The controversy has to do with a couple of scenes of torture -- or "harsh interrogation techniques," as the Orwellian Bush-era new-speak had it.

McCain Rejects Controversial Film's Claims

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The movie "Zero Dark Thirty" suggests the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques led the U.S. to Osama bin Laden. Sen. John McCain watched...

Famed Author Apologizes For Sexist Tweets Against Oscar-Winning Director

Posted 12.18.2012 | Entertainment

Twitter heel Bret Easton Ellis has apologized for a handful of inflammatory tweets against "Zero Dark Thirty" director Kathryn Bigelow that he sent ou...

Christopher Rosen

'Everybody Could Jump On This, And There's No Need To'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment

Jason Clarke is one of the most talked-about actors in Hollywood right now -- you just might not realize it yet. Clarke gives a standout performance i...

WATCH: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Gets New Trailer

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.14.2012 | Entertainment

Remember how incredible the first trailer for "The Social Network" was? How it used the Scala & Kolacny Brothers choral cover of Radiohead's "Creep" t...

David Ignatius, Civics Expert

Barry Eisler | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics
Barry Eisler

We should oppose torture because it's wrong, but it's irrelevant whether it's illegal? And "President Obama was right to ban torture"? Well then, shouldn't the president also ban rape, murder, arson, and embezzlement?

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.

Jessica Chastain On Saying The Best Line Of 2012

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.13.2012 | Entertainment

In 2011, Jessica Chastain was everywhere. This is just barely hyperbole, as Chastain appeared in seven -- seven! -- movies in 2011. When she was done,...

Golden Globes Best Director Selections Include Ben Affleck

Posted 12.13.2012 | Entertainment

Best Director Golden Globes nominees include Ben Affleck, Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Quentin Tarantino and Ang Lee. The 70th annual Golden ...

How Zero Dark Thirty's Unflinching Objectivity Opens the Film Up to Simplistic Accusations of Ideological Partisanship

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

There is going to be a lot of debate over the next few months about just where on the political divide Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty happens to sit.

Does 'Zero Dark Thirty' Endorse Torture? Filmmakers Say No

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal were knee-deep in preparing the follow-up to their Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker," a film that would c...

Is 'Zero Dark Thirty' Pro-Torture?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.11.2012 | Entertainment

"Zero Dark Thirty" is one of the year's most lauded films. Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to "The Hurt Locker" focuses on the decade-long hunt for Osama ...

Author's Shocking Tweet About Female Oscar-Winning Director

Posted 12.06.2012 | Entertainment

Author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis took to Twitter on Wednesday night to share some thoughts about "Zero Dark Thirty," claiming the film's dire...

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.

How Was Jessica Chastain's 'Zero Dark Thirty' Performance?

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 01.31.2013 | Entertainment

Until the very end, she is described as "The Girl." Even after a relentless, decade-long pursuit that leads to the daring midnight raid of Osama bin ...