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Feinstein, Levin and McCain on the Wrong Side of Free Speech

Ira Glasser | Posted 04.13.2013 | Entertainment
Ira Glasser

The recent controversy over the film Zero Dark Thirty implicates free expression, artistic freedom and public policy issues that are of great concern.

Ed Asner, Apologist for Slavery? Martin Sheen Endorsing Murder? David Clennon, Executive Sociopath? Not Hardly. So Why Zero Dark Thirty?

G. Roger Denson | Posted 03.17.2013 | Entertainment
G. Roger Denson

The anti-Zero Dark Thirty camp indicates in their statements that they have little awareness of the principles of irony, catharsis, and sublimation that dramatizations use to separate depiction of heinous activities from endorsement of them.

Weekend Box Office: Zero Dark Thirty Tops While Gangster Squad Disappoints and Haunted House Exceeds Expectations

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.15.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty finally went wide this weekend and it grossed $24 million to top the weekend box office. All eyes were on this one, with the big question being whether critical acclaim and film punditry would translate into mainstream interest.

The Importance of Zero Dark Thirty

Bruce Hoffman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
Bruce Hoffman

Zero Dark Thirty is destined to become a classic much the same as The Battle of Algiers. That these films respectively focus attention on controversial and unsavory aspects of history, raising difficult and troubling questions, is precisely their strength.