263 relations: A. O. Scott, Abbottabad, Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti, Abu Faraj al-Libbi, Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse, Academy Award for Best Actress, Academy Award for Best Film Editing, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Sound Editing, Academy Awards, Access (U.S. TV series), Ahmad Shuja Pasha, Al-Qaeda, Alex Gibney, Alexandre Desplat, Alfreda Frances Bikowsky, Alissa Quart, Ammar al-Baluchi, Andrew Sullivan, Annapurna Pictures, Anne Thompson (film critic), Area 51, Argo (2012 film), Artistic license, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Associated Press, Édgar Ramírez, Bagram torture and prisoner abuse, Barack Obama, Battle of Tora Bora, BBC, Betty Ong, Black site, Blu-ray, British Board of Film Classification, Callan Mulvey, Camp Chapman attack, Carl Levin, Caryn James, CBS Interactive, Central Intelligence Agency, Chandigarh, Charlie Rose (TV series), Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Chris Pratt, Christopher Orr (film critic), Christopher Stanley, Christy Lemire, ..., CinemaScore, Classified information, CNN, Columbia Pictures, Counter-terrorism, Daily Mail, Dana Stevens (critic), David Denby, David Edelstein, Deadline Hollywood, Death of Osama bin Laden, Dianne Feinstein, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Down and Out in Paris and London, Drew McWeeny, Dylan Tichenor, Electronic Arts, Embassy of the United States, Islamabad, Emily Bazelon, Enhanced interrogation techniques, Entertainment Weekly, Executive Office of the President of the United States, Fandango (company), Fares Fares, Frank Bruni, Frank Grillo, Fredric Lehne, Freedom of Information Act (United States), G. Roger Denson, Gdańsk, George Bush Center for Intelligence, George Orwell, Glenn Greenwald, Glenn Kenny, Golden Globe Award, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay, Graham T. Allison, Greg Mitchell, Greig Fraser, Guantanamo Bay detention camp, Harold Perrineau, Hassan Ghul, Hijackers in the September 11 attacks, HitFix, Homayoun Ershadi, HuffPost, India, IndieWire, Intelligence analysis, Intelligence officer, Inter-Services Intelligence, Jalalabad, James Berardinelli, James Gandolfini, Jane Mayer, Jason Clarke, Jennifer Ehle, Jessica Chastain, Jessie Collins, Joe Morgenstern, Joel Edgerton, John Barrowman, John McCain, Judicial Watch, Karen J. Greenberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Kenneth Turan, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Kyle Chandler, Kyle Smith, Lahore, Lamborghini, Leni Riefenstahl, Leon Panetta, Limited release, Lincoln (film), Lisa Schwarzbaum, List of films featuring the United States Navy SEALs, Lockheed C-130 Hercules, London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Times, Lou Lumenick, Madison Gate Records, Manhunt for Osama bin Laden, Mani Majra, Manohla Dargis, Mark Boal, Mark Bowden, Mark Duplass, Mark Strong, Mark Valley, Matt Taibbi, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Megan Ellison, Metacritic, Michael Lynton, Michael Moore, Michael Morell, Michael Phillips (critic), Michael Wolff (journalist), Mick LaSalle, Mike Colter, MSN, Naomi Wolf, National Security Advisor (United States), National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Nazi Germany, NBC News, New York (magazine), New York Daily News, New York Post, No Easy Day, North Vietnam, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Defense, Osama bin Laden, Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Owen Gleiberman, Pakistan Military Academy, Peter Bergen, Peter Maass, Peter T. King, Peter Travers, Poland, Political cinema, Politico, Premiere, Presidency of Barack Obama, Presidency of George W. Bush, Project On Government Oversight, Pseudonym, Punjab Engineering College, Reda Kateb, Republican Party (United States), Reuters, Richard Corliss, Richard Roeper, Ricky Sekhon, Roger Cohen, Roger Ebert, Rolling Stone, Rotten Tomatoes, Salon (website), San Francisco Chronicle, Saudi Arabia, Scott Adkins, SEAL Team Six, Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden, September 11 attacks, Seymour Hersh, Skyfall, Slate (magazine), Slavoj Žižek, Special Activities Division, Spencer Ackerman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Station chief, Stealth helicopter, Stephanie Zacharek, Stephen Dillane, Stephen Holden, Steve Coll, Steven Rea, Taylor Kinney, The A.V. Club, The Arizona Republic, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Colbert Report, The Daily Beast, The Dark Side (book), The Denver Post, The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, The Holocaust, The Nation, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Times of India, The Tribune (Chandigarh), The Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Thriller film, Time (magazine), Time Out (magazine), Timothy Garton Ash, Todd McCarthy, Tora Bora, Torture, Torture Memos, Tradecraft, Ty Burr, United States Department of Defense, United States Navy SEALs, United States presidential election, 2012, United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Variety (magazine), Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association, Waterboarding, Wide release, William Goldenberg, William H. McRaven, Wired (magazine), 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), 70th Golden Globe Awards, 85th Academy Awards, 9/11 Commission. Expand index (213 more) » « Shrink index
Anthony Oliver Scott (born July 10, 1966), known professionally as A. O. Scott, is an American journalist and film critic.
Abbottabad (Urdu, ایبٹ آباد) is the capital city of Abbottabad District in the Hazara region of eastern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti (Arabic: أبو أحمد الكويتي), (died May 2, 2011), real name: Ibrahim Saeed Ahmed (also known as Shaykh Abu Ahmed, Arshad Khan and Mohammed Arshad), was a Pakistani al-Qaeda member and courier for Osama bin Laden.
Abu Faraj al-Libi (أو الفرج الليبي) (also transliterated al-Libbi) is an assumed name or nom de guerre of a Libyan alleged to be a senior member of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization.
During the war in Iraq that began in March 2003, personnel of the United States Army and the Central Intelligence Agency committed a series of human rights violations against detainees in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
The Academy Award for Best Actress is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Award for Best Film Editing is one of the annual awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best screenplay not based upon previously published material.
The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the Academy Awards presented annually since the awards debuted in 1929, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Award for Best Sound Editing is an Academy Award granted yearly to a film exhibiting the finest or most aesthetic sound design or sound editing.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
Access, formerly Access Hollywood, is an American weekday television entertainment news program that premiered on September 9, 1996.
Lieutenant General Ahmad Shuja Pasha (احمد شجاع پاشا), HI(M) (born 18 March 1952) is retired three star rank army general of the Pakistan Army.He was the Director-General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the main intelligence service of Pakistan from October 2008 until March 2012.
Al-Qaeda (القاعدة,, translation: "The Base", "The Foundation" or "The Fundament" and alternatively spelled al-Qaida, al-Qæda and sometimes al-Qa'ida) is a militant Sunni Islamist multi-national organization founded in 1988.
Philip Alexander "Alex" Gibney (born October 23, 1953) is an American documentary film director and producer.
Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat (born 23 August 1961) is a French-Greek film composer.
Alfreda Frances Bikowsky (born 1965) is a career Central Intelligence Agency officer who has headed the Bin Laden Issue Station and the Global Jihad unit.
Alissa Quart (born 1972) is an American nonfiction writer, critic, journalist, editor, and poet.
Ammar Al-Baluchi (عمار البلوشي,; also transliterated as Amar Al-Balochi, born Ali Abdul Aziz AliShannon, Elaine. Time,, May 1, 2003) is a Pakistani citizen in U.S. custody at Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
Andrew Michael Sullivan (born 10 August 1963) is an English-born American author, editor, and blogger.
Annapurna Pictures LLC is an American motion picture company founded by Megan Ellison in 2011.
Anne Thompson is Editor At Large at and founder of She served as a film columnist at Variety and deputy editor of Variety.com, where she started the Thompson on Hollywood blog in March 2007.
The United States Air Force facility commonly known as Area 51 is a highly classified remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base, within the Nevada Test and Training Range.
Argo is a 2012 American historical drama film directed by Ben Affleck.
Artistic license (also known as art license, historical license, dramatic license, poetic license, narrative license, licentia poetica, creative license, or simply license) is a colloquial term, sometimes a euphemism, used to denote the distortion of fact, alteration of the conventions of grammar or language, or rewording of pre-existing text made by an artist in the name of art.
General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani (اشفاق پرویز کیانی; born 20 April 1952),, is a retired four-star rank army general in the Pakistan Army who served as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), being appointed on 29 November 2007 until 29 November 2013.
The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.
Édgar Ramírez Arellano (born March 25, 1977) is a Venezuelan actor and former journalist.
In 2005, The New York Times obtained a 2,000-page United States Army investigatory report concerning the homicides of two unarmed civilian Afghan prisoners by U.S. military personnel in December 2002 at the Bagram Theater Internment Facility (also Bagram Collection Point or B.C.P.) in Bagram, Afghanistan and general treatment of prisoners.
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.
The Battle of Tora Bora was a military engagement that took place in Afghanistan from December 6, 2001 to December 17, 2001, during the opening stages of the War in Afghanistan launched by the United States following the September 11 attacks.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
Betty Ann Ong (February 5, 1956 – September 11, 2001) was an American flight attendant aboard American Airlines Flight 11, the first airplane to become hijacked during the September 11 attacks.
In military terminology, a black site is a location at which an unacknowledged black project is conducted.
Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a digital optical disc data storage format.
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), previously the British Board of Film Censors, is a non-governmental organization, founded by the film industry in 1912 and responsible for the national classification and censorship of films exhibited at cinemas and video works (such as television programmes, trailers, adverts, public Information/campaigning films, menus, bonus content etc.) released on physical media within the United Kingdom.
Callan Francis Mulvey (born 23 February 1975) is a New Zealand-born Australian actor.
The Camp Chapman attack was a suicide attack by Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi against the Central Intelligence Agency facility inside Forward Operating Base Chapman on December 30, 2009.
Carl Milton Levin (born June 28, 1934) is an American attorney and retired politician who served as a United States Senator from Michigan from 1979 - 2015.
Caryn A. James is an American film critic, journalist, university lecturer and writer.
CBS Interactive Inc. (formerly CBS Digital Media Group) is an American media company and is a division of the CBS Corporation.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States federal government, tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT).
Chandigarh is a city and a union territory in India that serves as the capital of the two neighbouring states of Haryana and Punjab.
Charlie Rose is an American television interview show, with Charlie Rose as executive producer, executive editor, and host.
The Chicago Sun-Times is a daily newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tronc, Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing.
Christopher Michael Pratt is an American actor.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
Christopher Orr (born 1967) is an American film critic and magazine editor.
Christopher Stanley (born December 1965) is an American film and television actor, best known for his role as the politician Henry Francis, the second husband of Betty Francis played by January Jones on Mad Men.
Christy A. Lemire (née Nemetz; born August 30, 1972) is a film critic formerly with the Associated Press (AP) and Ebert Presents at the Movies.
CinemaScore is a market research firm based in Las Vegas.
Classified information is material that a government body deems to be sensitive information that must be protected.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (commonly known as Columbia Pictures and Columbia, formerly CBC Film Sales Corporation, and stylized as COLUMBIA) is an American film studio, production company and film distributor that is a member of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, a division of Sony Entertainment's Sony Pictures subsidiary of the Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony Corporation.
Counter-terrorism (also spelled counterterrorism) incorporates the practice, military tactics, techniques, and strategy that government, military, law enforcement, business, and intelligence agencies use to combat or prevent terrorism.
The Daily Mail is a British daily middle-marketPeter Wilby, New Statesman, 19 December 2013 (online version: 2 January 2014) tabloid newspaper owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust and published in London.
Dana Shawn Stevens (born June 30, 1966) is a movie critic at ''Slate''.
David Denby (born 1943) is an American journalist, best known as a film critic for The New Yorker magazine.
David Edelstein (born 1959) is the chief film critic for New York, as well as the film critic for NPR's Fresh Air and CBS Sunday Morning.
Deadline Hollywood, also known as Deadline.com and previously known as news blog Deadline Hollywood Daily, is an online magazine founded by Nikki Finke in 2006.
Osama bin Laden, the founder and first leader of the Islamist group Al-Qaeda, was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011 shortly after 1:00 am PKT (20:00 UTC, May 1) by United States Navy SEALs of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group (also known as DEVGRU or SEAL Team Six).
Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born Dianne Emiel Goldman, June 22, 1933) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from California, a seat she has held since 1992.
The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (D/CIA) is a statutory office that functions as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency, which in turn is a part of the United States Intelligence Community.
Down and Out in Paris and London is the first full-length work by the English author George Orwell, published in 1933.
Drew McWeeny (born May 26, 1970), also known by his pseudonym Moriarty, is a film critic, screenwriter, and the former west coast editor of the Ain't It Cool News website.
Dylan Tichenor (born June 1968) is an American film editor.
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is an American video game company headquartered in Redwood City, California.
The Embassy of the United States in Islamabad is the diplomatic mission of the United States in Pakistan.
Emily Bazelon (born March 4, 1971) is an American journalist who is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, a senior research fellow at Yale Law School, and co-host of the Slate podcast the Political Gabfest.
"Enhanced interrogation techniques" or "enhanced interrogation" is a euphemism for the U.S. government's program of systematic torture of detainees by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and various components of the U.S. Armed Forces at black sites around the world, including Bagram, Guantanamo Bay, and Abu Ghraib, authorized by officials of the George W. Bush administration.
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
The Executive Office of the President of the United States (acronyms: EOP) is a group of agencies at the center of the executive branch of the United States federal government.
Fandango is an American ticketing company that sells movie tickets via their website as well as through their mobile app.
Fares Fares (born 29 April 1973) is a Swedish-Lebanese actor.
Frank Anthony Bruni (born October 31, 1964) is an American journalist and long-time writer for The New York Times.
Frank Anthony Grillo (born June 8, 1965) is an American actor known for his roles in films such as Warrior (2011), The Grey (2012), End of Watch (2012) and Zero Dark Thirty (2012).
Fredric George Lehne (born February 3, 1959) is an American actor of film, stage, and television.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA),, is a federal freedom of information law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government.
Gdańsk (Danzig) is a Polish city on the Baltic coast.
The George Bush Center for Intelligence is the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency, located in the unincorporated community of Langley in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States.
Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic whose work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism and outspoken support of democratic socialism.
Glenn Edward Greenwald (born March 6, 1967) is an American lawyer, journalist, and author, best known for his role in a series of reports published by The Guardian newspaper beginning in June 2013, detailing the United States and British global surveillance programs, and based on classified documents disclosed by Edward Snowden.
Glenn Kenny is an American film critic and journalist.
Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.
The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951.
The Golden Globe Award for Best Director has been presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, an organization composed of journalists who cover the United States film industry for publications based outside North America, since 1943.
The Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama has been awarded annually since 1952 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
The Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture is one of the annual awards given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Graham Tillett Allison, Jr. (born March 23, 1940) is an American political scientist and professor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
Greg Mitchell (born 1947) is an American author and journalist who has written twelve non-fiction books on United States politics and history of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Greig Fraser, A.S.C., A.C.S. (born 3 October 1975) is an Australian cinematographer.
The Guantanamo Bay detention camp is a United States military prison located within Guantanamo Bay Naval Base,, The Independent, 29 April 2006 also referred to as Guantánamo or GTMO, which is on the coast of Guantánamo Bay in Cuba.
Harold Perrineau (formerly Harold Williams; born August 7, 1963) is an American actor, best known for the roles of Michael Dawson in the U.S. television series Lost, Link in The Matrix films and games, Augustus Hill in the American television series Oz, Damon Pope in the FX bike gang drama Sons of Anarchy, and Mercutio in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet.
Hassan Ghul (حسان غول), born Mustafa Hajji Muhammad Khan, was a Pakistani or Saudi Arabian member of al-Qaeda who revealed the kunya of Osama Bin Laden's messenger, which eventually led to Operation Neptune Spear and the death of Osama Bin Laden.
The hijackers in the September 11 attacks were 19 men affiliated with al-Qaeda.
HitFix, or HitFix.com, is an entertainment news website that launched in December 2008 specializing in breaking entertainment news, insider information, and reviews and critiques of film, music, and television.
Homayoun Ershadi (sometimes spelled Homayon Ershadi, همایون ارشادی, born March 25, 1947) is an Iranian actor best known for his role in the film Taste of Cherry.
HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post and sometimes abbreviated HuffPo) is a liberal American news and opinion website and blog that has both localized and international editions.
India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.
IndieWire (sometimes stylized as indieWIRE or Indiewire) is a film industry and review website that was established in 1996.
Intelligence analysis is the application of individual and collective cognitive methods to weigh data and test hypotheses within a secret socio-cultural context.
An Intelligence Officer is a person employed by an organization to collect, compile and/or analyze information (known as intelligence) which is of use to that organization.
The Inter-Services Intelligence (بین الخدماتی مخابرات, abbreviated as ISI) is the premier intelligence agency of Pakistan, operationally responsible for gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world.
Jalālābād, or Dzalalabad, formerly called Ādīnapūr as documented by the 7th-century Xuanzang, is a city in eastern Afghanistan.
James Berardinelli (born September 25, 1967) is an American film critic and fantasy novelist.
James Joseph Gandolfini Jr. (September 18, 1961 – June 19, 2013) was an American actor best known for his role as Tony Soprano, the Italian-American crime boss in HBO's television series, The Sopranos.
Jane Meredith Mayer (born 1955) is an American investigative journalist who has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1995.
Jason Clarke (born 17 July 1969) is an Australian film and television actor.
Jennifer Anne Ehle (born December 29, 1969) is an American actress.
Jessica Michelle Chastain (born March 24, 1977) is an American actress and film producer.
Jessica "Jessie" Collins is an American actress.
Joe Morgenstern (born October 3, 1932) is an American film critic and journalist, currently writing for The Wall Street Journal.
Joel Edgerton (born 23 June 1974) is an Australian actor, director, writer, producer and filmmaker.
John Scot Barrowman (born 11 March 1967) is a Scottish-American actor, singer, presenter and writer.
John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Arizona, a seat he was first elected to in 1986.
Judicial Watch (JW) is an American conservative activist group and self-styled watchdog group that files Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits to investigate alleged misconduct by government officials.
Karen Joy Greenberg is an American historian, professor, and author.
Kathryn Ann Bigelow (born November 27, 1951) is an American director, producer, and writer.
Kenneth Turan (born October 27, 1946) is an American film critic and lecturer in the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (sometimes also spelled Khalid Shaikh Mohammed; among at least fifty pseudonyms; born April 14, 1965) is a Pakistani Islamist militant held by the United States at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp under terrorism-related charges.
Kyle Martin Chandler (born September 17, 1965) is an American actor.
Kyle Smith (born 1966) is an American critic, novelist, and essayist.
Lahore (لاہور, لہور) is the capital city of the Pakistani province of Punjab, and is the country’s second-most populous city after Karachi.
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is an Italian brand and manufacturer of luxury sports cars and SUVs based in Sant'Agata Bolognese and tractors Lamborghini Trattori in Pieve di Cento, Italy.
Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" Riefenstahl (22 August 1902 – 8 September 2003) was a German film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, photographer, actress and dancer.
Leon Edward Panetta (born June 28, 1938) is an American politician who has served in several different public office positions, such as Secretary of Defense, Director of the CIA, White House Chief of Staff, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and as a U.S. Representative from California.
Limited release is a film distribution strategy of releasing a new film in a few theaters across a country, typically in major metropolitan markets.
Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln.
Lisa Schwarzbaum (born 1952) is an American film critic.
There is a body of films that feature the United States Navy SEALs.
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin).
The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), founded in 1904, is the oldest of London's symphony orchestras.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
Louis J. "Lou" Lumenick (born September 11, 1949) is an American film critic.
Madison Gate Records is an American record label owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment that specializes in soundtracks and other recordings derived from films, television programs, and other entertainment media.
Osama bin Laden, the founder and former leader of al-Qaeda, went into hiding following the start of the War in Afghanistan in order to avoid capture by the United States and/or its allies for his role in the September 11, 2001 attacks, and having been on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list since 1999.
Manimajra is a small historical town in Chandigarh.
Manohla Dargis (born 1961) is one of the chief film critics for The New York Times, along with A. O. Scott.
Mark Boal (born January 23, 1973) is an American journalist, screenwriter and film producer.
Mark Robert Bowden (born July 17, 1951) is an American writer and author.
Mark David Duplass (born December 7, 1976) is an American film director, film producer, actor, musician, screenwriter, and author.
Mark Strong (born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia; 5 August 1963) is an English actor.
Mark Thomas Valley (born December 24, 1964) is an American film and television actor, best known for his roles as Brad Chase on the TV drama Boston Legal, Oliver Richard on the NBC drama Harry's Law, FBI Special Agent John Scott on Fringe, Christopher Chance in the Fox's action drama Human Target, and Tommy Sullivan in ABC's Body of Proof.
Matthew C. "Matt" Taibbi (born March 2, 1970) is an American author and journalist.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter is a first-person shooter video game developed by Danger Close Games and published by Electronic Arts.
Margaret Elizabeth "Megan" Ellison (born January 31, 1986) is an American film producer and founder of Annapurna Pictures, established in 2011.
Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: music albums, video games, films, TV shows, and formerly, books.
Michael Mark Lynton (born January 1, 1960) is a businessman and current chairman of Snap Inc.
Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American documentary filmmaker, activist, and author.
Michael Joseph Morell (born September 4, 1958) is a former American intelligence analyst.
Michael Phillips (born 1961) is an American film critic for the Chicago Tribune newspaper.
Michael Wolff (born August 27, 1953) is an American author, essayist, journalist, and a columnist and contributor to USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, and the UK edition of GQ.
Mick LaSalle (born May 7, 1959) is an American film critic and the author of two books on pre-Hays Code Hollywood.
Mike Randal Colter (born August 26, 1976) is an American actor best known for his roles as Lemond Bishop in the television series The Good Wife, Malcolm Ward in Ringer, and Luke Cage in Marvel's Luke Cage, The Defenders, and Jessica Jones, all set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
MSN (stylized as msn) is a web portal and related collection of Internet services and apps for Windows and mobile devices, provided by Microsoft and launched on August 24, 1995, the same release date as Windows 95.
Naomi R. Wolf (born November 12, 1962) is a liberal progressive American author, journalist, feminist, and former political advisor to Al Gore and Bill Clinton.
The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (APNSA), commonly referred to as the National Security Advisor (NSA) or at times informally termed the NSC Advisor,The National Security Advisor and Staff: p. 1.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum (also known as the 9/11 Memorial & Museum) is a memorial and museum in New York City commemorating the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed 2,977 people, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six.
Nazi Germany is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party (NSDAP).
NBC News is the news division of the American broadcast television network NBC, formerly known as the National Broadcasting Company when it was founded on radio.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
New York is an American biweekly magazine concerned with life, culture, politics, and style generally, and with a particular emphasis on New York City.
The New York Daily News, officially titled Daily News, is an American newspaper based in New York City.
The New York Post is the fourth-largest newspaper in the United States and a leading digital media publisher that reached more than 57 million unique visitors in the U.S. in January 2017.
No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden (2012) is a military memoir by a former member of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU) who participated in the mission that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.
North Vietnam, officially the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) (Việt Nam Dân Chủ Cộng Hòa), was a country in Southeast Asia from 1945 to 1976, although it did not achieve widespread recognition until 1954.
The Department of Defense Inspector General is an independent, objective agency that provides oversight related to the programs and operations of the United States Department of Defense.
Usama ibn Mohammed ibn Awad ibn Ladin (أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن), often anglicized as Osama bin Laden (March 10, 1957 – May 2, 2011), was a founder of, the organization responsible for the September 11 attacks in the United States and many other mass-casualty attacks worldwide.
Osama bin Laden's compound, known locally as the Waziristan Haveli (وزیرستان حویلی), was an upper-class mansion that was used as a safe house for militant Islamist Osama bin Laden, who was shot and killed there by U.S. forces on May 2, 2011.
Owen Gleiberman (born February 24, 1959) is an American film critic, who has been the chief film critic for Variety since May 2016.
The Pakistan Military Academy at Kakul (PMA), also known as PMA Kakul, is a two-year accredited federal service military academy.
Peter Bergen (born December 12, 1962) is an American journalist, author, documentary producer, professor, think tank executive, and CNN's national security analyst.
Peter Maass (born 1960) is an American journalist and author.
Peter Thomas King (born April 5, 1944) is an American politician and current U.S. Representative for.
Peter Travers is an American film critic and journalist, who has written for People and Rolling Stone.
Poland (Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country located in Central Europe.
Political cinema in the narrow sense of the term is a cinema which portrays current or historical events or social conditions in a partisan way in order to inform or to agitate the spectator.
Politico, known earlier as The Politico, is an American political journalism company based in Arlington County, Virginia, that covers politics and policy in the United States and internationally.
A premiere or première is the debut (first public presentation) of a play, film, dance, or musical composition.
The presidency of Barack Obama began at noon EST on January 20, 2009, when Barack Obama was inaugurated as 44th President of the United States, and ended on January 20, 2017.
The presidency of George W. Bush began at noon EST on January 20, 2001, when George W. Bush was inaugurated as 43rd President of the United States, and ended on January 20, 2009.
The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, that investigates and works to expose waste, fraud, abuse, and conflicts of interest in the U.S. federal government.
A pseudonym or alias is a name that a person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which can differ from their first or true name (orthonym).
Punjab Engineering College(Deemed to be University) is one of India's pre-eminent institutions in the field of applied sciences, particularly engineering and technology.
Reda Kateb (رضا كاتب; born 27 July 1977) is a French actor.
The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.
Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Richard Nelson Corliss (March 6, 1944 – April 23, 2015) was an American film critic and magazine editor for Time.
Richard E. Roeper (born October 17, 1959) is an American columnist and film critic for The Chicago Sun-Times.
Ricky S. Sekhon (born 15 March 1983) is an English actor.
Roger Cohen (born 2 August 1955) is a journalist and author.
Roger Joseph Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, historian, journalist, screenwriter, and author.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
Rotten Tomatoes is an American review-aggregation website for film and television.
Salon is an American news and opinion website, created by David Talbot in 1995 and currently owned by the Salon Media Group.
The San Francisco Chronicle is a newspaper serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California.
Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is a sovereign Arab state in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula.
Scott Edward Adkins (born 17 June 1976) is an English actor and martial artist who is best known for playing Russian prison fighter Yuri Boyka in the 2006 film Undisputed II: Last Man Standing and its two sequels: Undisputed III: Redemption (2010) and Boyka: Undisputed (2016) and Casey Bowman in the 2009 film Ninja and its 2013 sequel Ninja: Shadow of a Tear.
The United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG), commonly known as DEVGRU or SEAL Team Six, is the U.S. Navy component of the Joint Special Operations Command.
SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden is a 2012 television film directed by John Stockwell chronicling the Abbottabad compound raid and killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011 by U.S. Navy SEALs.
The September 11, 2001 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
Seymour Myron "Sy" Hersh (born April 8, 1937) is an American investigative journalist and political writer based in Washington, D.C. He is a longtime contributor to The New Yorker magazine on national security matters and has also written for the London Review of Books since 2013.
Skyfall is a 2012 spy film, the twenty-third in the ''James Bond'' series produced by Eon Productions.
Slate is an online magazine that covers current affairs, politics, and culture in the United States from a liberal perspective.
Slavoj Žižek (born 21 March 1949) is a Slovenian continental philosopher.
The Special Activities Division (SAD) is a division of the United States Central Intelligence Agency responsible for covert operations.
Spencer Ackerman is an American national security reporter and blogger.
A station chief is a government official who is the head of a team, post or function usually in a foreign country.
Stealth helicopters are helicopters that incorporate stealth technology to avoid detection.
Stephanie Zacharek is the film critic at Time, based in New York City.
Stephen John Dillane (born 27 March 1957) is an English actor.
Stephen Holden (born July 18, 1941) is an American writer, music critic, film critic, and poet.
Steve Coll (born October 8, 1958) is an American journalist, academic and executive.
Steven Rea (also known as Steven X. Rea) is an American journalist, film critic,.
Taylor Jacks Kinney (born July 15, 1981) is an American actor and model.
The A.V. Club is an entertainment website featuring reviews, interviews, and other articles that examine films, music, television, books, games, and other elements of pop culture media.
The Arizona Republic is an American daily newspaper published in Phoenix.
The Atlantic is an American magazine and multi-platform publisher, founded in 1857 as The Atlantic Monthly in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Boston Globe (sometimes abbreviated as The Globe) is an American daily newspaper founded and based in Boston, Massachusetts, since its creation by Charles H. Taylor in 1872.
The Christian Science Monitor (CSM) is a nonprofit news organization that publishes daily articles in electronic format as well as a weekly print edition.
The Colbert Report is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by Stephen Colbert that aired four days a week on Comedy Central from October 17, 2005 to December 18, 2014 for 1,447 episodes.
The Daily Beast is an American news and opinion website focused on politics and pop culture.
The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals (2008) is a non-fiction book written by the American journalist Jane Mayer about Islamic radicalism, the War on Terrorism, and the "closed-doors domestic struggle over whether" U.S. President George W. Bush should have "limitless power to wage it".
The Denver Post is a daily newspaper and website that has been published in the Denver, Colorado area since 1892.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered approximately 6 million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945.
The Nation is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, and the most widely read weekly journal of progressive political and cultural news, opinion, and analysis.
The New York Review of Books (or NYREV or NYRB) is a semi-monthly magazine with articles on literature, culture, economics, science and current affairs.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.
The Philadelphia Inquirer is a morning daily newspaper that serves the Philadelphia metropolitan area of the United States.
The Times of India (TOI) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper owned by The Times Group.
The Tribune is an Indian English-language daily newspaper published from Chandigarh, New Delhi, Jalandhar, Dehradun and Bathinda.
The Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.
The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City.
The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.
Thriller film, also known as suspense film or suspense thriller, is a broad film genre that involves excitement and suspense in the audience.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
Time Out is a British travel magazine published by Time Out Group.
Timothy Garton Ash CMG FRSA (born 12 July 1955) is a British historian, author and commentator.
Todd McCarthy is an American film critic.
Tora Bora (توره بوړه, "Black Cave") is a cave complex, part of the Spīn Ghar mountain range of eastern Afghanistan.
Torture (from the Latin tortus, "twisted") is the act of deliberately inflicting physical or psychological pain in order to fulfill some desire of the torturer or compel some action from the victim.
A set of legal memoranda known as the "Torture Memos" were drafted by John Yoo as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the United States and signed in August 2002 by Assistant Attorney General Jay S. Bybee, head of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice.
Tradecraft, within the intelligence community, refers to the techniques, methods and technologies used in modern espionage (spying) and generally, as part of the activity of intelligence.
Ty Burr (born August 17, 1957) is an American film critic, columnist, and author who writes for The Boston Globe.
The Department of Defense (DoD, USDOD, or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Navy's Sea, Air and Land Teams, commonly abbreviated as the Navy SEALs, are the U.S. Navy's primary special operations force and a component of the Naval Special Warfare Command.
The United States presidential election of 2012 was the 57th quadrennial American presidential election.
The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (sometimes referred to as the Intelligence Committee or SSCI) is dedicated to overseeing the United States Intelligence Community—the agencies and bureaus of the federal government of the United States who provide information and analysis for leaders of the executive and legislative branches.
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation.
The Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) is a group of film critics based in Washington, D.C. and founded in 2002.
Waterboarding is a form of water torture in which water is poured over a cloth covering the face and breathing passages of an immobilized captive, causing the individual to experience the sensation of drowning.
In the American motion picture industry, a wide release is a motion picture that is playing nationally.
William Goldenberg (born November 2, 1959) is an American film editor.
William Harry McRaven (born November 6, 1955) is a retired United States Navy admiral who last served as the ninth commander of the United States Special Operations Command from August 8, 2011, to August 28, 2014.
Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.
The United States Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), abbreviated as the 160th SOAR (A) and also known as Night Stalkers, or within JSOC as Task Force Brown, is a special operations force of the United States Army that provides helicopter aviation support for general purpose forces and special operations forces.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
The 70th Golden Globe Awards honoring the best in film and television of 2012, was broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on January 13, 2013, by NBC.
The 85th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2012 and took place on February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST.
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was set up on November 27, 2002, "to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11 attacks", including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks.