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Zero Dark Thirty Controversy

Society Instructs Hollywood on 'Moral Ambiguity' of Torture: Or, What the Zero Dark Thirty Controversy Means

Carla Seaquist | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Film, whether big-screen or TV, is a powerful medium of representation; it has the power to define. And with this controversy, Society pushed back and said we do not like how this film represents or defines us.

The Most Shocking 'Zero Dark Thirty' Controversy Yet

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A Connecticut woman whose son died in the Sept. 11 attacks at the World Trade Center says she's upset the Oscar-winning movie "Z...

When Oscar Critics Attack!

Mike Hogan | Posted 04.26.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

Championship sports teams get to prove on the field of competition that they are the best in the world -- or at least the league. By contrast, Oscar hopefuls must persuade a jury of their peers that they are worthy of the name "Best." In recent years, that campaign of persuasion has turned into a six-month marathon, costing tens and even hundreds of millions of dollars. It's as if the NFL's playoff contenders spent the entire postseason trying to get the refs to look kindly on their regular season games, instead of playing any new ones.

'Americans Have Defamed Us'

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 04.22.2013 | Entertainment

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan stars in "Zero Dark Thirty," from early scenes at a detention site to the dramatic closing minutes as Navy SEALs assault th...

Zero Dark Thirty and Torture: What If It Were Your Child?

Matthew Dowd | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Torture has no place in a civilized society. No matter the success or means to achieve a good end, torture (or as some leaders referred to it, enhanced interrogation techniques) reflects our darkest impulses and pulls all of us in this democracy to a dark place.

'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...

How The U.S. Shapes The Military's Big Screen Image

Agence France Presse | Dan De Luce | Posted 03.24.2013 | World

The CIA and the Pentagon pulled out all the stops for the creators of "Zero Dark Thirty," staging interviews with officials and a Navy SEAL for an ins...

Will 'Zero Dark Thirty' Nab An Oscar?

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 03.18.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — A few weeks ago, "Zero Dark Thirty" seemed well on its way to capturing the Academy Award for best picture. It was winning early c...

The Zero Dark Thirty Controversy

Ramzi Kassem | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Ramzi Kassem

The controversy surrounding Zero Dark Thirty has been as misguided as the film itself, which opened nationwide on Friday.

Zero Dark Thirty and Why It's So Important to Rebut Claims That Torture Works

Dan Froomkin | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

When we talk about torture "working" -- in the context of al Qaeda, for instance -- we presumably mean successfully extracting accurate information. But that's not what torture is about, and never has been.

Did 'Zero Dark Thirty' Get A Helping Hand From The Obama Administration?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.27.2012 | Entertainment

"Zero Dark Thirty" screenwriter Mark Boal did not receive classified documents from the Obama administration. That's the word from Boal himself in a n...