Film Series: Zero Dark Thirty

2012. USA. Dir: Kathryn Bigelow. With Jessica Chastain. 157 min.

While Academy voters preferred Argo‘s catchphrase-laden triumphs, Bigelow’s controversial follow-up to The Hurt Locker confronts us with important, if uncomfortable, reflections. The War on Terror evolves into a slow burn of obsession and frustration, cruelty and compromise, futility and tragedy, culminating in one final breathless action set piece.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.