Video: Xan Brooks argues that Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow's thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, should win the best picture Academy AwardXan BrooksHenry Barnes
(3 months and 8 days ago)
You've got to admit that it's awfully precious that there was a huge controversy about "Zero Dark Thirty" because Kathryn Bigelow's film suggested that enhanced interrogation techniques helped intelligence officials find Osama bin Laden but no controversy about the final mission in the movie — to kill, but not capture, the al-Qaida leader.
(2 months and 24 days ago)
You've got to admit that it's awfully precious that there was a huge controversy about "Zero Dark Thirty" because Kathryn Bigelow's film suggested that enhanced interrogation techniques helped intelligence officials find Osama bin Laden but no controversy about the final mission in the movie -- to kill, but not capture, the al-Qaida leader.
(2 months and 26 days ago)
It began the awards season as one of the favourites for Best Picture, but on Sunday night in Los Angeles, Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty was so comprehensively snubbed that it had to share its only win with Skyfall. For just the sixth time in Oscars history, a tie was announced, in the Best Sound Editing category, between Ms Bigelow’s film about the CIA’s hunt for Osama...
(2 months and 26 days ago)
In Kathryn Bigelow’s movie “Zero Dark Thirty,” Jessica Chastain played Maya, a young CIA operative whose stubborn pursuit of Osama bin Laden played a major role in the al-Qaida leader’s death. The film garnered both awards (including a Golden Globe for Chastain) and controversy—largely because of graphic scenes depicting the CIA’s use of torture on [...]
(20 days ago)
Zero Dark Thirty, the film about the hunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden, got a fresh infusion of buzz when outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta confirmed again that enhanced interrogation techniques aided the effort to find bin Laden.
(3 months and 10 days ago)
DVD review: Intelligence propels ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ by Sean P. Means The Salt Lake Tribune Published Mar 18, 2013 12:26PM MDT Grade • A DVD • In the thriller “Zero Dark Thirty,” director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal painstakingly detail the steps that CIA agents took to find Osama Bin Laden — and what’s most shocking is seeing how many steps went in wrong directions....
(2 months and 5 days ago)
Zero Dark Thirty screenwriter Mark Boal is still defending his story about capturing and killing Osama Bin Laden. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Boal said: "I think...
(3 months and 4 days ago)
Hollywood-based activists are praising Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar-nominated “Zero Dark Thirty” and calling on its cast and crew -- as well as the teams behind all of the Best Picture-nominated films -- to help draw attention to the plight of Dr. Shakil Afridi, a pivotal player in bringing Usama bin Laden to justice.
(2 months and 29 days ago)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan –“Very Zero, Very Dark” reads one Pakistani film review. “Zero IQ Thirty” another headline screams. But just like Osama Bin Laden, the subject of the Oscar contender that recreates the most expensive manhunt in history, "Zero Dark Thirty" is not supposed to be in Pakistan.
(2 months and 30 days ago)
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