Summary: Jessica Chastain is perhaps the toughest actress I've seen in a movie that has nothing to do with aliens or maybe that is she plays the toughest female character I've seen in a movie that has nothing to do with aliens. As for the movie itself?
Summary: Zero Dark Thirty is an incredible achievement, and in my mind candidate for best film made so far this decade. It has brought about an important debate, but more significantly it covers ten years of the war on terror in prime fashion.
Excerpt: Zero Dark Thirty is the true life story centred around the obsessive CIA analyst who was most responsible for locating Osama Bin Laden. Katheryn Bigelow's Oscar winner is very much like a combination of her previous film The Hurt Locker and The Wire.
Excerpt: Synopsis: In the aftermath of 9/11, America - embodied by CIA agent Maya - embarks on a program of extra-judicial detainment, torture and assassination, culminating in the killing of alleged 9/11 mastermind, Osama Bin Laden.
Excerpt: The tone of the film is probably the most crucial aspect and there is a clear effort on Bigelow's part to present the harsh realities of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden in a matter-of-fact manner that is never about celebrating the eventual mission to kill him nor condemning the methods used during the...
Excerpt: What exactly is so great about this again? Oh yeah, they got Osama in the end. First of all, Zero Dark Thirty is not about the manhunt for Osama Bin Laden. It's about empty conversations and atrocious torture scenes.
Successful as both a gripping thriller and a top-notch drama!
13 August 2013
Excerpt: Out of the nine Best Picture nominees from 2012 there were three that focused on retelling historical events that we already knew the ending to. The winner, 'Argo,' told a harrowing tale about a top-secret CIA mission to get Americans out of Iran after the violent raid on the embassy.
Excerpt: De eerste gedachte bij deze film was dat het een documentaire zou zijn, maar niets is minder waar. Het is een goed, boeiend en spannend verhaal, waar zeker de realiteit goed verfilmd is. Wellicht is het ter plekke nog veel erger geweest dan wat wij te zien krijgen, maar ik kan deze film aanraden!
Excerpt: An important film. Subtly brilliant and perfectly thrilling, Zero Dark Thirty is beautifully paced; at a near 3 hour running time, the film moves along nicely, never dragging. Mark Boal wrote a terrific script; it's dense and might include a little too much information, but I felt like that gave the...