Archive for tag: Zero Dark Thirty

Videodrone: ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ ‘Colonel Blimp,’ ‘Badlands’ and ‘Nanook’

20 March, 2013 (19:39) | Blu-ray, by Sean Axmaker, DVD, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

Zero Dark Thirty (Sony) has been praised as the best American film of 2012. It’s also been accused of justifying American torture of detainees and turned into a political football by members of congress demanding an investigation into the intelligence provided to the filmmakers by the administration. That’s testament to the complexity of the film […]

Men on a Mission

12 January, 2013 (11:29) | by Richard T. Jameson, Essays | By: Richard T. Jameson

First they made The Hurt Locker; then their blistering modern war film made them Academy Award winners. Even as they collected their Oscars, director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter-producer Mark Boal were already at work on something tentatively tagged “The Hunt for Osama bin Laden.” Following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, myriad arms of the […]