FACT CHECKING MOVIES

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Posted: Jan 11, 2015 9:29 PM
FACT CHECKING MOVIES

Between "Selma," ''Foxcatcher" and "The Imitation Game," there has been no shortage of criticism over the historical accuracy of fact-based films this awards season.

Jessica Chastain is no stranger to this scrutiny.

The actress, nominated for a Golden Globe for her supporting turn in "A Most Violent Year," recalled the intense scrutiny her film "Zero Dark Thirty" came under a few years ago, specifically over how accurate her portrayal of the woman who tracked down Osama bin Laden was.

"To be honest, it makes me really sad," Chastain told The Associated Press on the Globes' red carpet. "We don't make documentaries. We're supposed to hold a mirror up to society, tell us where we've been in our history, where we are today and where we're going in our future. That means we have a take on it, we get to comment on that."

— Lindsey Bahr — Twitter: www.twitter/ldbahr.

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