Andrew Sullivan has restored my faith in him by:
a) Finally seeing "Zero Dark Thirty" and then giving his opinion.
b) Reading the film correctly.
Here's an excerpt from his blog item "Kathryn Bigelow: not a torture apologist:"
"A word about the acting. Chastain is completely
believable. Given the extremes to which this character is exposed, that is an
acting feat of stupendous proportions.
Is the NYFCC indulging in crass self-promotion by rushing to be the first critics society to present its 2011 awards. Are they, as some people such as blogger David Poland insist, a "business call. not a show call," putting their impact on the film industry (i.e., the Oscars) above their responsibility to disinterestedly weigh the merits of the year's movies? It doesn't matter: they're already underway.