Raymond's Review of Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty(2013)
Zero Dark Thirty, the new film by "Hurt Locker" Director Kathryn Bigelow is about the hunt for and assassination of Osama bin Laden. Coming into this film not knowing anything about the story or the politics behind it didn't help me to understand the proceedings too well. There were parts where I felt they had left stuff out because it was common knowledge, leaving me confused. But nevertheless, the film is gripping, suspenseful, and beautifully acted by the entire cast, especially Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Ehle and Mark Strong. The script is brilliantly written by Mark Boal, a former Journalist. Cinematography by Grieg Fraser is often stunning, bringing out colours and a beautiful palette in the desolate deserts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Definitely one of the better films of the year.