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    Read: Kathryn Bigelow's Essay Addressing Depiction of Torture in 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    Director Kathryn Bigelow has published an essay in the L.A. Times addressing the controversy surrounding her Oscar-nominated film "Zero Dark Thirty" and its depiction of torture. "I do wonder if some some of the sentiments alternately expressed about the film might be more appropriately directed at ...

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    Making Sense Of The 'Zero Dark Thirty' Torture Brouhaha; Bigelow Pens Essay In Response

    An aside, as I go through my news feed this morning... No it's not *black film* specifically, but it's an issue that I think affects all filmmakers regardless of race or ethnicity. 

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    Ten Things I Learned Over the Golden Globes Weekend

    Seth MacFarlane did not look happy as he nursed a strong drink at the HBO party following the Golden Globes Sunday night. Would you? The first-time Oscar host has to follow hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who nabbed the best reviews in recent memory for their performance at the Golden Globes on NBC,...

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    Zero Dark Thirty Scores Number 1 at Box Office, Sony's Co-Chair Speaks Out on Torture Remarks

    The Zero Dark Thirty torture conversation shows no sign of abating.  Sony’s co-chairman Amy Pascal responded to claims from AMPAS member, actor David Clennon (Miles from Thirtysomething), that Zero Dark Thirty advocates torture. Clennon said he would not vote for Zero Dark Thirty in any c...

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    Weekend Recap: New Film Art, 'Zero Dark Thirty' Controversy Thickens, Casting Watch, and Awards Talk

    Here's our weekend recap. Two new pieces of film art were revealed this weekend. Just when you thought it was winding down, the "Zero Dark Thirty" controversy continues. Before she became a Golden Globe winner, "Girls" creator/star Lena Dunham sat down for a probing interview by Charlie Rose. Comed...

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    Thoughts on the Golden Globes - Girls Literally Ruled

    Last night, I ended up watching the Golden Globes in real time (with the commercials too.) The reason why that was possible was because of twitter and because I was having such a good time watching the show.  It felt lighter than in years past.  I am guessing a lot of that had to do with t...

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    Watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Funny, Edgy Golden Globes Opener

    It’s too bad they disappeared for most of the show, because hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were by far the best part of watching The Golden Globes. Some of their lines were as jaw-dropping as anything Ricky Gervais said, but were delivered with such warmth that they didn’t seem to s...

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    STARS SHINE AT AFI LUNCHEON

    Every year, the American Film Institute convenes a jury to select the Ten Outstanding Films and Television Shows of the year. The outcome is a celebratory luncheon that everyone seems to agree is an oasis in the crowded awards season.

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    Critics and Film Lovers Respond to Kathryn Bigelow Snub

    After Kathryn Bigelow’s name wasn’t announced for Best Director during yesterday’s Oscar nominations, film and entertainment critics as well as movie lovers were outraged causing a vast social media discussion of why Bigelow was snubbed.  Some mentioned sexism, the mostly male...

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    Alex Gibney on the Reaction to His 'Zero Dark Thirty' Article and Why He Chimed In On The Debate

    We spoke with Gibney about the piece he wrote for Salon in December titled "'Zero Dark Thirty' is indefensible," part of the ongoing debate about the depiction of torture in Kathryn Bigelow's film, the latest volley in which has come from Steve Coll in the New York Review of Books. (Bigelow addresse...

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