Jan 24, 201311:18 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Zero Dark Hillary: At this point, what difference does it make?
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Zero Dark Thirty
Two weeks later I’m still thinking about the movie Zero Dark Thirty, about the successful hunt for bin Laden. It may very well be the best movie of the year, although I tend to think that of the last movie I’ve seen.
Best moment: When CIA director Leon Panetta (played by James Gandolfini) is trying to gauge how seriously he should take Jessica Chastain’s character, a 12-year employee, he asks, “What else have you done for us?” Her answer: “Nothing, this is it.”
The website Metacritic weighs critical reviews and assigns scores – in this case, a very high 95, its highest rating of the year, besting Lincoln’s 86 points.
How Kathryn Bigelow was not nominated for best director can only be attributed to Hollywood politics. She suggests that torture was instrumental in finding bin Laden. But she allows the moviegoer to make up his own mind.
For entertainment, the movie never lets up. Even the office scenes are tense. It should be seen for a better appreciation for how dangerous is that part of the world and how difficult is our task.
Although a cynic (or secretary of state) could say, at this point, what difference does it make?
Hey kids, catch my act this Friday morning from 8 to 9 a.m. on the state radio network where I square off with uber-prog “Fighting Ed” Garvey on the Week in Review, hosted by the lovely (getting my Brent Musberger on) Joy Cardin.
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