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Zero Dark Thirty

Erin Brockovich for Fascists

Chris Kelly | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Chris Kelly

The critics who love Zero Dark Thirty praise it for not taking a position, one way or the other, on torture and murder. Like that's a good thing, and not the moral equivalent of Saw. It's also about as morally complicated as Julie & Julia.

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.

Top Intelligence Official's Ties To Controversial Film Investigated

AP | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon says its top intelligence official, who has been mentioned as a possible candidate to be the next CIA director, is under in...

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...

'Zero Dark Thirty' Star On Torture Scenes: 'I Just Lost It'

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 02.17.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — "I want to do everything!" Jessica Chastain is getting animated. Even though she's managed to pack more films into an 18-month perio...

Ranking The Oscar Smear Campaigns

Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.17.2013 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's weekly breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 25, 2013, executive arts and en...

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...

An All-American Nightmare

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

A widely praised new movie about the assassination of Osama bin Laden, Zero Dark Thirty, opens with a series of torture scenes. The movie scenes are brutal, yet sanitized.

Top Obama Official Named As Source Of High-Profile Intel Leak

McClatchy | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

Pentagon investigators concluded that a senior defense official mentioned as a possible candidate to be the next CIA director leaked restricted inform...

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...

'Preposterous': 'Zero Dark Thirty' Filmmakers Weigh In On Torture Debate

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment

"Zero Dark Thirty" does not support or endorse torture, this according to director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal. "Before we even wrot...

What Is The Year's Best Movie?

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE, DAVID GERMAIN and JAKE COYLE | Posted 02.14.2013 | Entertainment

The top 10 films of 2012, according to AP Movie Critic Christy Lemire: 1. "Argo" – Directing just his third feature, Ben Affleck has come up wi...

Lincoln Surges Ahead of Les Miserables in Oscar Best Picture Race

Tom O'Neil | Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment
Tom O'Neil

What a difference a few days makes. On Dec. 12, Les Miserables had a cozy lead in Oscar's Best Picture race, according to a poll of experts conducted by Gold Derby. Just two days later, Lincoln has surged ahead.

Emily Swanson

Torture Can Be Justified, Americans Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

On the heels of a Senate Intelligence Committee report rebuking the CIA for the use of torture in the fight against terrorism, and in the wake of a ne...

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...

An Auspicious Day

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

Whether the movie actually implies that torture led to bin Laden, or whether, as the filmmakers suggest, that idea is completely outlandish, it is true that a significant portion of the public continues to believe that torture is effective.

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,...

The Year's Best Dramas According To The Golden Globes

Posted 12.13.2012 | Entertainment

The best movie drama Golden Globes nominees include "Argo," "Lincoln," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Life of Pi" and "Django Unchained." The 70th annual Gol...

2013 Golden Globe Nominees Include 'Les Miserables,' 'Lincoln'

Posted 12.13.2012 | Entertainment

The Golden Globe nominations are here and "Les Miserables," "Argo," "Lincoln," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Silver Linings Playbook" are among the year's b...

Michael McAuliff

'Zero Dark Thirty' Tortures Truth, Top Senators Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The portrayal of torture leading to the U.S. killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden in the new movie "Zero Dark Thirty" is bogus, t...

Military Commission Judge Rules Against Transparency in 9/11 Case

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 02.11.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Last week, Col. James Pohl, the military judge presiding over the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the five other men accused of plotting the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, quietly issued a ruling ensuring the public won't learn any information about the men's torture at the hands of the U.S.