Zero Dark Thirty

defense & security

A Senate committee wants to crack down on spy agencies' cozy relationship with Hollywood

An amendment added to the annual intelligence-spending bill calls for more accountability when the Intelligence Community works with the entertainment industry.
Jason Leopold
6.23.16
Primary Sources

The CIA Helped Produce an Episode of 'Top Chef'

Newly released details from a CIA watchdog report reveal that the agency "supported" the Bravo reality show, along with a book and several documentaries and movies.
Jason Leopold
4.6.16
defense & security

Tequila, Painted Pearls, and Prada — How the CIA Helped Produce 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Documents obtained exclusively by VICE News detail how closely CIA officers worked with filmmakers Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal as they made their movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Jason Leopold and Ky Henderson
9.9.15
Film

We Are Special, We Are Safe: America's Self-Image on Camera Since 9/11

From fear to sentimentality to skepticism, a tour through American cinema after 9/11.
Rod Bastanmehr
7.5.15
VICE TALKS FILM

Kathryn Bigelow Interviews the Filmmaker Behind the Mexican Drug War Documentary, 'Cartel Land'

In this episode of 'VICE Talks Film,' director Kathryn Bigelow interviews filmmaker Matthew Heineman about his Sundance award-winning documentary, 'Cartel Land.'
VICE Staff
7.2.15
Film

My Terrorist, My Freedom Fighter: White Terrorism in American Cinema

To be a white terrorist in American cinema is to enjoy a very basic right: to be complicated, to be messy, to be human.
Mayukh Sen
6.27.15
john kiriakou

The VICE News Interview: John Kiriakou

VICE News caught up with former CIA officer John Kiriakou for a wide-ranging interview just a few days after he was released from prison.
VICE News
4.3.15
john kiriakou

The VICE News Interview: John Kiriakou (Trailer)

Coming soon: VICE News caught up with former CIA officer John Kiriakou for a wide-ranging interview just a few days after he was released from prison.
VICE News
3.30.15
Opinion and Analysis

CIA Torture Was No 'Rash' Mistake

Obama's feigned accountability fails to address the fact that the paranoid national security mindset responsible for the torture program is still at work today.
Natasha Lennard
12.11.14
Film

Here's Why Star-Lord's Spaceship Looks Like an 80s Sports Car

On emotional coding and cinematic storytelling with the screen graphic designer of 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'Zero Dark Thirty,' and 'Prometheus.'
David Sheldon-Hicks, Creative Director, Territory
12.9.14
Dogmageddon

Art Imitates Life, Then Gets You Killed by Fanatics

There is a scene in 'Zero Dark Thirty' that is pretty unspectacular, one that in a vacuum would be forgotten as soon as the end credits roll. But there's a good chance this little scene will lead to people getting killed.
Rick Paulas
2.11.13
Film

Here Are Your Best Picture Nominees

In 'Amour,' two old married people face the fact that even true love won't save them from death. I think they both die in the end; one from a blood clot, the other from loneliness. I didn't see this movie because I've seen it before. In REAL LIFE.
Ryan Grim
1.10.13
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