Sunday, March 3, 2024

The Next Best Picture Podcast – “Zero Dark Thirty”

By Matt Neglia 

As promised at the conclusion of the 2021 awards season, we have our first of ten NBP Podcast reviews for our 2012 retrospective, which will be running from now until the end of the summer. That first film is Kathryn Bigelow’s follow-up to her Oscar-winning film “The Hurt Locker,” titled “Zero Dark Thirty,” which saw her re-team with Academy Award-winning screenwriter Mark Boal. With a large ensemble cast led by Jessica Chastain, Bigelow’s film ignited a ton of controversy upon its release, making for one of the most spectacular rises and falls in awards season history. What do we think of the film ten years later? We discuss the direction, writing, editing, Chastain’s performance, and more in our review. Joining me for this podcast retrospective review, I have Josh ParhamLauren LaMagnaDan Bayer, and guests Nadia Dalimonte and Charles Bright. We hope you enjoy our first of many discussions on the film year that was 2012. Thank you!

This is a preview of the podcast, the full version of which is only available to those who subscribe to us on Patreon. For the small price of $1 a month, you can receive this review along with other exclusive podcast content, so be sure to subscribe here.

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You can follow Matt, Josh, Lauren, Dan, Nadia & Charles and hear more of their thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter @NextBestPicture@JRParham, @laurenlamango, @dancindanonfilm@nadreviews@charlesbright

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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