Zero Dark Thirty

The Pentagon? The White House? The CIA? No Pressure!

Caroline Frost | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

If creating the script for a film that has been discussed at the highest levels of the Pentagon, the CIA, the White House is a stressful enterprise, it is one writer Mark Boal carries with surprisingly light hands. Is he being disingenuous? You decide.

The Oscars 2013- Fashion and Faux Pas

Megan Sutton | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Sutton

The Oscars; the one night of the year when under-dressed is definitely not an option. The 85th Academy Awards saw a parade of perfectly preened A-Listers gliding down the red carpet in their Sunday best, and we- mere earthlings- watched on in awe. This year's event certainly lived up to expectations in the 'Best Dressed' category, and -of course- there was a little drama too.

This House Regrets the Consequences of US Dominance

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

There is a profound and shameful disconnection between me - as a civilian in whose name the wars of the past decade have been fought - and the costs and consequences of U.S.-led military dominance. Where is our regret? Our introspection?

How To Hold An Oscar

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Winning an Oscar is the pivotal moment in the career of an entertainer. That innocuous-looking statuette signals the start of fatter salaries, jui...

OSCARS 2013: All The Winners LIVE - As They're Announced...

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Daniel Day-Lewis, Anne Hathaway, Steven Spielberg and 'Argo' are the bookies' favourites to take home Oscars this year but, if there weren't upsets, t...

OSCARS 2013: Fancy A Tipple? Here's Who NOT To Bet Against...

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

The Oscars are being handed out this weekend, and the bookies seem to be more than sure who they're putting their money on to carry off the film indus...

OSCARS 2013: Best Picture Preview: Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

With only three more sleeps until the 2013 Oscars are handed out in Los Angeles, we bring you the nominees for this year's Best Picture. Here are the ...

PICTURES: The Rise And Rise Of Jessica Chastain - Eight Easy Steps To Film Stardom

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Letting everybody know she isn’t afraid to tread new ground, Jessica Chastain has turned horror leading lady in 'Mama' (released this Friday.) W...

Zero Dark Thirty - Torture, Revenge and a Question for America

Craig Skinner | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Craig Skinner

The controversy that has swirled around Zero Dark Thirty regarding a positive depiction of torture is a massive red herring when it comes to what the filmmakers are actually saying and appears to be largely born out of a significant amount of baggage brought to the film, rather than anything that is up there on the screen.

Film Review: Zero Dark Thirty

Jack Pelling | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

Katherine Bigelow's follow up to her Oscar winning The Hurt Locker was a film about the hunt for 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Ladin, which due to a significant and unignorable event in the real-life narrative, quickly became a film about the demise of Osama Bin Ladin. 

Caroline Frost

Mark Strong: 'Shy, Gentle Kathryn Couldn't Possibly Endorse Torture' | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Mark Strong has waded in to defend his director Kathryn Bigelow, saying it’s impossible to believe such “a shy, pleasant, gentle” woman could po...

Zero Dark Thirty: A Film Review in Two Halves

Neil Durkin | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

What's the message (presuming films have 'messages')? Is it that torture works? Seemingly, yes. That allowing detainees lawyers only gets in the way? Seemingly, yes. That you need to be able to round-up and question detainees in secret to get results? Again, seemingly yes.

Caroline Frost

Kathryn Bigelow: 'Why Is My Film Being Questioned, Not The Policy Makers?' | Caroline Frost | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

Kathryn Bigelow is one of those deceptive people, mild of manner, graceful of limb, extremely smiley of face, and then pow-thwock, she swings into act...

What's The Deal With Movie Making And Torture?

Kevin Toolis | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kevin Toolis

I am all in favour of movies that try to help us understand the world we inhabit. And there is nothing more serious than democratic states abandoning the rule of law and torturing people. And that is why I have spent the last three years of my life also making a movie about torture.

REVIEW: Zero Dark Thirty - Don't Let Politics Overshadow Bigelow's Stunning Achievement

Caroline Frost | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

Long before the first female Oscar-winning director was anywhere near shouting "action", it was clear Kathyn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty was going to be one of those films that set fire to the torch paper of ever-strong feeling about America's position on the global moral maze, and thus it has proved.

PICS: Honest Titles For Oscar-Nominated Movies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Comedy

So the Academy has announced the nominees for the 2013 Oscars - and the hilarious comedy 'Lincoln' is leading the contenders. But what of the othe...

Six Questions - And Answers - About 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mehdi Hasan

Zero Dark Thirty is a well-made and entertaining film but its entire plotline is built on a lie: that the torture of detainees by the CIA produced the intelligence which led the US to Osama Bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan. The movie effectively excuses and implicitly condones the torture that was done.

WATCH Oscar Nominations Live

Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Entertainment


Caroline Frost

Who's Going To Be Carrying Off The Prizes In 2013? | Caroline Frost | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

No sooner will the bell be ringing for 2013, than the glittering and good of the entertainment world will be brushing off their tuxes, practising thei...

New Stills: Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty' Concentrates On Female Obsession

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

Kathryn Bigelow's fictional hunt for Osama Bin Laden is nearly here. In the Oscar winner's first film since she became the first woman to collect ...

FIRST LOOK: Bigelow's Bin Laden Thriller Debuts Online

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

The first trailer for Kathryn Bigelow's controversial film about Osama Bin Laden has debuted online. Jessica Chastain stars in Kathryn Bigelow's B...