2013: A Movie Odyssey (Year in Review Part 2)

This is part 2 of my 2013 Year in Review, in which I’ve ranked and briefly reviewed every new film I saw in 2013. Part 1 can be read here. Part 3 will be released tomorrow. Yesterday saw me dissing the 15 worst films I watched last year. Today I get to be a little more positive, discussing the middle 20, until we pull out the superlative guns for tomorrow’s Top 20. This is by no means a filler post though, as every film on today’s list comes with a recommendation to watch it. Continue reading

Zero Dark Thirty

After the events of September 11th 2001, the priority of the CIA understandably became apprehending Osama Bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist group behind the attacks. CIA operative Maya (Jessica Chastain) joins a team involved with this, whose initial job is the interrogation of potential leads by any means necessary, but she soon becomes more involved with the bigger picture, and ultimately becomes the only person absolutely certain of the whereabouts of Bin Laden, culminating in a U.S. Navy Seal attack on the house he is believed to be staying in, some twelve years after the search began.