Zero Dark Thirty
Jessica Chastain is terrific as the single-minded, obsessive CIA agent who spearheads the decade-long search for Osama Bin Laden in Kathryn Bigelow’s rivetting thriller. From the secret torture camps to the corridors of power in Washington, culminating in the thrilling nighttime siege in Abbottabad, Pakistan, the film is by turns a brutal interrogation drama, surveillance thriller, government procedural and all-out war movie. This is not a film about politics, but rather about obsession, perseverence, commitment and sacrifice. I loved it.