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Zero Dark Thirty

This Year's Best Picture Nominees Made A Lot Of Mistakes

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 04.22.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The scene: Tehran's Mehrabad airport, January 1980. Six U.S. diplomats, disguised as a fake sci-fi film crew, are about to fly to fre...

Argo and Zero Dark Thirty Win WGA Honors

Wyatt Closs | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

The win for Argo over Lincoln in the Adapted category further bolstered notions about what may happen next week at the Oscars for Best Picture.

Argo Oscar Yourself: My Bold Predictions For This Year's Academy Awards

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Still not over it... Eddie Vedder wasn't even nominated for this. Whenever I place my son down to sleep - beit at night or for a daytime nap - I ge...

ANOTHER 'Argo' Win

AP | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The CIA thrillers "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty" have won top screenplay honors from the Writers Guild of America. The guild's ada...

Zero Dark Thirty: Hijacking History

Barry Lando | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
Barry Lando

What if a new film came out about 9/11, "based on a firsthand account of actual events," that convincingly showed no Jews were in the World Trade Cent...

WATCH: Bin Laden Shooter Criticized 'Zero Dark Thirty'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 02.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

A new Esquire report is making headlines for its in-depth profile of the Navy SEAL Team Six member who shot and killed Osama bin Laden. The former SEA...

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.

Constitutional Violations Cannot Be Judged by Whether or Not They Produce Benefits

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Our credo cannot be, "It's right because it works." Some argue that the evidence seems to indicate that torture doesn't work. Drone targeted attacks kill innocent people as well. Wiretaps listen in on millions of conversations between law-abiding citizens.

'I Dream of a Farm and Making Bread': Interview With Minnie Driver

Christina Patterson | Posted 04.09.2013 | Entertainment
Christina Patterson

I've read that Minnie Driver is "charming," and "intellectual," and also a little bit scary, and already I'm having a lovely time.

Žižek, 'Zero Dark Thirty' And Torture

Michael J. Broyde | Posted 04.07.2013 | Religion
Michael J. Broyde

To be clear: We are not writing in support of torture; our issue is rather with Žižek's moral reasoning. Does torture work? We do not know and leave the matter for experts to decide.

Torture and Terror in Art History and the Healing Power of Revelation Before Zero Dark Thirty

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.28.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2013-02-01-ScreenShot20130201at4.49.35PM.pngWhen considering torture and terror, the first question of relevance is, Do we require an experience of torture and terror first hand, either as a survivor or as a witness, to be credible on the subject?

Django, ZD30: What Exactly Are We Arguing About?

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.03.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The discussion about Django seems diffuse and unfocused. People can't seem to agree about what it is they disagree about when criticizing or praising the film. The same is true of Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty.

WATCH: John Kiriakou On 30-Month Sentence: "It's Sad To Me That I'm The Only One Going To Prison"

Posted 01.31.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, sentenced last week to 30 months in prison for disclosing classified information to journalists, gave an in-depth in...

Martin Sheen Walks Back 'Zero Dark Thirty' Criticism

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.31.2013 | Entertainment

Two weeks after his name appeared on a statement that criticized "Zero Dark Thirty" as promoting torture, Martin Sheen says he didn't mean to come out...

Seeing Torture for What It Is

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

Torture was not a part of the interrogation plan for every detainee, and torture most certainly did not provide the critical intelligence leading to finding bin Laden.

Women in Combat: Women's Lib at Last?

Mary L. G. Theroux | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Mary L. G. Theroux

Michael Moore has characterized the movie Zero Dark Thirty, as a "21st century chick flick." Oh, absolutely. Women now to be fully integrated into combat opens up possibilities for an entire oeuvre of "war chick flicks" for Ms. Bigelow or some as-yet unknown up-and-comer.

Love in the Time of Awards Season

Candy Spelling | Posted 01.29.2013 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

Most people I knew who had seen it, told me to brace myself before watching it. So why then is Amour which has been described as abysmal, depressing and boring winning so many coveted film prizes?

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...

In Defense of Zero Dark Thirty

Michael Moore | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Michael Moore

That really should be the main takeaway from Zero Dark Thirty: That good detective work can bring fruitful results -- and that torture is wrong. Eight years of torture -- no bin Laden. Two years of detective work -- boom! Bin Laden!

What We're All Missing in the Zero Dark Thirty Debate

Peter Henne | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Peter Henne

My concern about films like Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker is that they might set back civilian-military relations by giving people a false understanding of the struggles of U.S. troops and the mechanics of U.S. national security.

Zero Dark Thirty -- Truth or Consequences

Michael Brenner | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The version of events offered by Zero Dark Thirty substitutes pulp fiction -- of the mythological kind -- for truth. It satisfies a gnawing hunger; it meets a powerfully felt need.

John McCain Makes Awkward Joke About Kerry

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) joked that he would do whatever it takes to get the truth out of John Kerry, President Barack Obama's nominee for secretary...

WATCH: Chris Pratt Pranks His Own Damn Baby

Posted 01.22.2013 | Comedy

It may seem impossible for Chris Pratt may be any more charming during talk show interviews, but his recent appearance on "Ellen" proved that the "Par...

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...