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  • From Afghanistan to Montana: War vets find solace fly-fishing in a new documentary

    From Afghanistan to Montana: War vets find solace fly-fishing in a new documentary
    In the affecting new documentary "Not Yet Begun to Fight," a sound engineer is caught on film asking for a cigarette from one of the film's subjects, a Marine corporal from Evansville, Ind., named Erik Goodge, who lost an eye when he was wounded in...
  • Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?

    Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?
    A modest proposal: Movies exploring some aspect of American history, such as “Argo,” “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” should leave off the “based on a true story” or “inspired by true events”...
  • Happy face/sad face reaction: 2013 Oscar nominations

     Happy face/sad face reaction: 2013 Oscar nominations
    As always, this morning’s Oscar nominations created a roller coaster of emotion. Shock! Relief! Fury! I should not get so worked up about this. Really, though, the nods for the 2013 Academy Awards had a few more big surprises than usual—or...
  • Reel Critics: 'Zero' scores a perfect 10

    Reel Critics: 'Zero' scores a perfect 10
    Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker") has masterfully directed action and actors in "Zero Dark Thirty," a slow-burning re-creation of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Like a crime thriller, the story takes us through unsettling...
  • The Hulk of Garbage That is the Oscars

    The only useful quote regarding the Academy Awards is from NYT critic Manohla Dargis who said, “Let’s acknowledge that the Oscars are bullshit and we hate them.” Nevertheless, this year should probably go down as a pre-eminent...
  • Film Review: Zero Dark Thirty

    Film Review: Zero Dark Thirty
    Zero Dark Thirty Directed by Kathryn Bigelow   "You can help yourself by being truthful." "Partial information will be treated as a lie." The CIA interrogators in the stunning new film Zero Dark Thirty keep coming back to these refrains as they do...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty' a first draft of history ★★★★

    'Zero Dark Thirty' a first draft of history ★★★★
    To consider what director Kathryn Bigelow has accomplished in "Zero Dark Thirty," imagine the events depicted by the story if they'd been given the "Argo" treatment. Not to take anything away from that rousing true (-ish) story of hostages freed and...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty' nails it

     'Zero Dark Thirty' nails it
    You know the beginning and you know the end, but it's the way director Kathryn Bigelow tells the middle in her riveting movie "Zero Dark Thirty" that amazed me. I hope you see it. I'm going to see it again. It should win all the awards, for directing,...
  • Movie review: 'Zero Dark Thirty' tracks Bin Laden's dramatic takedown

    "Zero Dark Thirty" does focus on, as the ads insist, "the greatest manhunt in history," but once you've seen this film, a woman — or maybe two — will be on your mind. Following up on her Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker," director Kathryn...
  • Anticipating the Oscars: These might contend

    Anticipating the Oscars: These might contend
    My Academy Awards predictions — and honestly, why not start now, a month before the nominations are announced? — carry an odor akin to Paul Rudd's cologne in "Anchorman": 60 percent of the time, they're right every time. This week the awards...
  • Q&A: 'Pain and Gain' star Anthony Mackie

    Q&A: 'Pain and Gain' star Anthony Mackie
    If you played a bodybuilder whose steroid use caused size and performance issues in the downstairs region, you'd expect people to ask about that. But still. “This [female journalist] asked me, ‘I’ve never seen a crooked, small penis. So...