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Oscar nominee 'Cartel Land' exposes horrors of Mexico's drug war

The world has long read about shady Mexican cartels cooking up tons of crystal meth, gun-battling in broad daylight, and torturing victims. Now viewers can watch it for real from the comfort of a movie theater seat. The action follows two vigilantes — one Mexican, one American — who battle the cartels on each side of the border.... Read more»

'Zero Dark Thirty' filmmaker exposes horrors of Mexican drug war

The world has long read about shady Mexican cartels cooking up tons of crystal meth, gun-battling in broad daylight, and torturing victims. Now viewers can watch it for real from the comfort of a movie theater seat. The action follows two vigilantes — one Mexican, one American — who battle the cartels on each side of the border.... Read more»1

Commentary

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ is right: Torture useless in finding Bin Laden

As "Zero Dark Thirty" rightly implies, the systematic use of enhanced interrogation techniques came at a steep moral cost while producing little to no valuable information in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. ... Read more»1

Academy Awards

Sentinel staffers make their Oscar picks

Sean Bottai and Maggie Golston predict the winners at the Oscars tomorrow, and prepare for their liveblog sparring with a bit of commentary.... Read more»

DVD reviews

Celluloid for the couch potato

An Oscar favorite, a confection of a documentary, and a 90s indie classic provide powerful weekend film fare. ... Read more»

Film Awards

Nominees announced for 82nd Academy Awards

At 5:30 AM PST, Academy President Tom Sherak and actress Anne Hathaway announced the nominees for all major awards at a press conference in Hollywood. ... Read more»3