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  •  I refuse to go see it (7+ / 0-)

    It's just more war/torture porn of the type we endured during the Bush years and then later made into a TV show "24"

    Torture does not work. The director was not courageous at this late date pointing out that waterboarding was used. It was not successful.

    It sickens me that as we are winding these so-called wars down that we have to once again get into the whole grotesquerie involved in prosecuting those wars.

    I think we need far less of the jingoistic, xenophobic depiction of torture and of course who it was done to. I don't see a dialogue here, as director Bigelow put it, just more sensationalism and revving up our let's kill all the brown people and take their oil kind of narrative.

    I hope the Oscars ignore it.

    In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God ~RFK

    by vcmvo2 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 07:34:19 AM PST

    •  Golden Globes selected Argo as best movie but (3+ / 0-)
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      Jessica Chastain did win best actress for Zero Dark Thirty.  

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      by wishingwell on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 08:22:30 AM PST

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      •  I know (1+ / 0-)
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        I think that it's a bogus award. The story is a fantasy not reality.
        I saw a whole bunch of movies with great females roles. I can't judge Chastain because I won't see the movie, she did a great job in the Help last year.

        So Best Actress for this? I don't know. I think if people want to know more about the actions that led up to finally getting OBL they need to read "The Forever War" by Dexter Filkins, a Pulitzer Prize winning book. It sickened me to read it, but at least it gave me real facts, history & perspective. I could not put it down.

        Bigelow and others argue that this is the real story, I doubt it.

        In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God ~RFK

        by vcmvo2 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 10:46:31 AM PST

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        •  I saw all the movies mentioned. I was happy Argo (2+ / 0-)
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          won, it was excellent (my second favorite movie this year tied with Lincoln, and vastly underrated)

          Jessica Chastain was excellent in Zero Dark Thirty.  She deserved the win.

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          by mumtaznepal on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 01:13:22 PM PST

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