REVIEWS: Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook

Both of these films are really good. Zero Dark Thirty tells the story of the hunt for Bin Laden and it’s an unflinching look at what it too to find him and the politics that stood in the way. The film is non partisan and shows that the agents trying to find Bin Laden had to do it by dancing around the shifting political climates and realities on the ground. The story mainly focuses on a CIA analyst named May played by Jessica Chastain who is driven to find Bin Laden even while the agency stops caring about him. It’s an interesting kind of spy film based on true events.

Silver Linings Playbook is a romantic comedy about how two bi-polar people fall in love. It’s extremely well written and acted with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence as the main characters with Robert DeNiro playing Cooper’s dad in one of his best roles in over a decade. It’s up for all sorts of awards and it deserves them. Its a really well made film. I found it very funny and touching.

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