Pakistan films

Ah, nuts! Pakistan won’t screen ZERO DARK THIRTY | OPINION

Film distributor takes up cause of censors

There won't be any showings of “Zero Dark Thirty” for Pakistan's audiences. That country’s government and the film industry has censored Kathryn Bigelow's latest film in order not create too much of a hoopla around the fact that the U.S. successfully took out the world’s most dangerous terrorist and leader of Al Qaeda on May 2, 2011. Despite the controversy over the perspective given by the ... more >

Zero Dark Thirty Jessica chastain

Zero Dark Thirty

Kathryn Bigelow's variation on a theme
Jessica Chastain and Joel Edgerton
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow

"Zero Dark Thirty" may be the best unentertaining movie I've seen this year. This is Kathryn Bigelow’s second film based on the war on terror, and it is just as much of an imperfect as it is an interesting take on the past decade as “The Hurt Locker,” and has roughly the same type of main character in it. “Zero” is very easy to follow, comes off impeccably well-researched and has a terrific ... more >

Bin Laden movie in the works

The capture of the century, told on-screen

Kathryn Bigelow (pictured) and Mark Boal--remember those names? Of course you do, it’s the inspiring duo that brought us The Hurt Locker in 2008. They’ve gotten together again for a new project, this time based on the attack, and subsequent taking out, of Osama Bin Laden at his Abbotabad, Pakistan compound. The operation was led by a team of Navy Seal officers, and the film’s script is based on ... more >

Kathryn Bigelow’s tangles with Congress

The Hurt Locker cineaste is throwing it down

Director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal, the talented team behind the highly successful Hurt Locker and now working on a film about the hunt for Bin Laden, are being taken to task by Rep. Peter King (R-NY). The New York congressman wondered whether the filmmakers’ had cooperation from government agencies and special access to classified information. In other words, did the team receive ... more >