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    The Definitive War Movies: 20-11

    Top twenty. Now we start to see the more widely recognizable films that people have some emotional attachment to. World War II gets a few mentions in this portion of the list, but this is one of the more diverse sections, overall. We get a mention of the Boer War, the Algerian War, and the […] More

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    ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ – the most boring manhunt in history

    Zero Dark Thirty Directed by Kathryn Bigelow Written by Mark Boal USA, 2012 This years’ Academy Awards are surprisingly history-heavy. Lincoln and Argo are both period pieces telling true stories of widely-recognised and declassified events respectively; whilst Django Unchained is a very Tarantino take on Southern slavery-era America. Zero Dark Thirty is the most historically […] More

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    ‘Point Break’, smart, funny, cool and daring

    Point Break Written by W. Peter Iliff Directed by Kathryn Bigelow USA, 1991 Here’s the thing about Point Break, it’s not nearly as bad as you might have heard. For all of its ridiculous qualities like the presidential masks, a climax that involves skydiving, and Keanu Reeves playing a former college football star turned FBI […] More

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    2013, Best Movie Moments of January

    (In no particular order) 1: Zero Dark Thirty – The Opening Shot Zero Dark Thirty opens in darkness, with a montage of 911 calls from the victims in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks: A title fades in announcing the movie is “based on first-hand accounts of actual events.” From there the film cuts to […] More

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    2013, Best Movies of January: ‘West Of Memphis’ leads the pack

    #1: West of Memphis Directed by Amy Berg Written by Billy McMillin and Amy Berg 2012, USA Following from the original Paradise Lost film and its two sequels, West of Memphis follows the events of one of the most media-covered American crime stories of the last two decades: The West Memphis Three, a case in which three teenagers (Jessie […] More

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    BAFTAs 2013: Who is going to win? – part 2

    Now that we are nearing the big awards of the season, it is time to revisit the nominations and predictions for the 2013 BAFTAs.  Part 2 will cover the following categories: (see part one here) Best Film Best British Film Leading Actor Leading Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Best Director The EE BAFTA […] More

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    ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ / ‘The Imposter’

    Kathryn Bigelow’s simultaneously acclaimed and condemned Zero Dark Thirty finally found it way to general release this past Friday. bringing with it the still-raging debate over its depiction of “enhanced interrogation.” Ricky D, Julian and Simon tackle the movie and the debate with an extended review. As a bonus, we throw in the long-lost review of The Imposter that […] More

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    Almost Arthouse #11: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

    In this week’s episode of Almost Arthouse, Ty and Tom welcome Sound on Sight regular Edgar Chaput to the show to discuss the latest collaboration between Kathryn Bigelow and Marc Boal –  the controversial and critical hit Zero Dark Thirty.  [powerpress] Follow Almost Arthouse on Twitter Subscribe via iTunes More

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    ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ is impressive for its neutral depiction of one of history’s greatest manhunts

    Zero Dark Thirty Directed by Kathryn Bigelow Written by Mark Boal U.S.A., 2012 The fascinating directing and screenwriting duo of Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal have consciously taken an emotionally and intellectually provocative route in their collective filmmaking career in the past few years. Their interest with regards to telling rich, compelling stories on the […] More

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    Staff List: The 40 Best Films of 2012

    #20: Cosmopolis (50 points) Directed by David Cronenberg Written by David Cronenberg Canada / France, 2012 Every time Cronenberg answers the prayers of his fans with a new movie, it seems that the first reflex is to attempt to categorize it. Is this new film more like the old Cronenberg, in which very strange, very […] More

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