Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman, and I address the growing controversy around the use of torture in Zero Dark Thirty. Then we get into the nuts and bolts of the film itself in our feature review. To end we wrap up the films coming to theaters and DVD in the coming week, which include Wake in Fright, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Last Stand, and more. Then we give you our random recommendations of things we watched on our own this week.
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00:00 – 17:20 – Introductions and the Torture Debate.
17:21 – 52:10 Review of Zero Dark Thirty.
52:11 – 1:12:02 – Picks for Next Week, Closing Remarks, and Outtakes.
Opening music comes courtesy of Joy Division.
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