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San Francisco Film Critic Mick LaSalle on His Call For Less Violence in Films

January 14, 2013 | 4:05 pm

San Francisco Film Critic Mick LaSalle on His Call For Less Violence in Films

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It’s a rare moment when a San Francisco Chronicle Columnist finds common ground with the executive director of the National Rifle Association. That happened this month when Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle put out a call to stanch the flow of cinema carnage. Wayne LaPierre of the NRA made a similar appeal just weeks before. […]

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Transcript: Glenn Greenwald, Mark Bowden Debate ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Depiction of Torture

January 11, 2013 | 3:21 pm

Transcript: Glenn Greenwald, Mark Bowden Debate ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Depiction of Torture

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The film Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, has been nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. But the movie has also drawn a substantial amount of criticism, including from senators Dianne Feinstein and John McCain, for promoting what they say is the idea that torture played a role in […]

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‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Protesters Say It Glorifies Torture

January 4, 2013 | 3:21 pm

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Protesters Say It Glorifies Torture

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Osama bin Laden may be dead, but the controversy over his pursuit has never been more alive. Protests are springing up against the film “Zero Dark Thirty,” which opened in 25 cities on Friday, including Emeryville. Demonstrators outside a theater there warned that it inaccurately depicts torture as a helpful tool in hunting down the […]

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