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Review: Zero Dark Thirty
Densely detailed, superbly shot and acted, illuminating and thrilling, it is the best film of 2012.
| January 04, 2013
Enhanced interrogation: CIA research in Zero Dark Thirty
NEW YORK — After surviving right-wing Senate investigations into possible access to classified CIA material while it was in production, Zero Dark Thirty , now in the theaters, faces charges from left-wing critics of being in favor of torture, not to me
| December 28, 2012
Review: Act of Valor
New York congressman John King is investigating alleged collusion between the CIA and those involved in Kathryn Bigelow's film about the Navy SEALs' killing of Bin Laden, pressuring the studio into holding up the release until after the Presidential ele
The Navy SEALs' killing of Bin Laden, in film form
| March 02, 2012
Brett Michel interviews Brit Marling
After reading the story about Rep. Peter King threatening to investigate the White House's cooperation with Kathryn Bigelow for her upcoming Bin Laden film, I...
| August 14, 2011
"The Hurt Locker" two years later
Yesterday was the second anniversary of the release of Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker,” and she would go on to become the first woman to...
| July 12, 2011
Kathryn Bigelow introduces her retrospective at MoMA
For the first woman ever to be awarded the Best Director Oscar, and who most recently has set out to make a film about the biggest triumph in the war against terror, the killing of Osama bin Laden, Kathryn Bigelow certainly is humble.
Bin there, done that
| June 10, 2011
Given the change in political attitudes after the election of Barack Obama, a reactionary backlash following last year's progressive Oscars - in which Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win Best Director - might be no surprise. But who knew the A
Tom Hooper's film looks like an Oscar winner
| February 25, 2011
A world of cinema
The 13th Maine International Film Festival begins in Waterville next Friday, and along with the usual unusual array of (political, music, and eco-)documentaries, Amerindies, classic and foreign films, and a special night at the drive-in, MIFF has a coupl
Young filmmakers shine at this year's Maine International Film Festival
| July 02, 2010
To paraphrase The Communist Manifesto , a specter is haunting Hollywood. Actually, two of them: zombies and vampires. The undead.
What vampire and zombie movies can tell us about the future of capitalism
| May 21, 2010
Oscar predictions 2010: Locker is a lock
Except for some pipe-dream scenarios in which the 10-nominee/weighted-voting system could turn out a victory for Inglourious Basterds or some other dark horse, everyone concedes that this year's winner for Best Picture and just about every other sign
Bigelow, Bullock, and Bridges also will win gold
| March 05, 2010
Embracing the Yes at Emerson with Precious director Lee Daniels
Oscar-nominated director and all-around bad-ass Lee Daniels dropped by the newly opened Paramount Theatre this past Tuesday to talk to a group of Emerson students about...
| February 27, 2010
Hanging with The Hurt Locker
Whatever happens at that other film awards gala in Hollywood next month, The Hurt Locker solidified its hold on indie-minded critics this past weekend when it dominated the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) third annual awards dinner. That film's
| February 12, 2010
Oscar predictions 2010
After years of shrinking audiences and low-grossing Best Picture nominees, the Academy this year is hedging its bets.
With 10 Best Picture noms, is Oscar up in the air? Our critic predicts.
| January 29, 2010
2009: The year in movies
As I looked over my list of the best movies of 2009, it suddenly struck me: where are all the women on screen?
Men behaving badly
| December 25, 2009
Bright Star is the best movie ever made about John Keats, the great Romantic poet who died at the age of 25. According to the Internet Movie Database, however, it is also the only one.
Jane Campion beams on her Bright Star
| September 25, 2009
White-knuckle thrill rites
Kathryn Bigelow's art-packed action movies
Bigelow puts the art into action
| July 10, 2009
Interview: Kathryn Bigelow
Although everyone makes a point of Kathryn Bigelow's gender and height and good looks, what's germane is that even if she were short and had bushy eyebrows like Martin Scorsese, she still would be directing action pictures like no one since Sam Peckin
The Hurt Locker director breaks out
| July 10, 2009
Review: The Hurt Locker
Now that the troops are pulling out and the war no longer haunts the headlines, maybe people will want to see a film about Iraq — especially since it's one of the best war movies ever made.
Kathryn Bigelow makes her masterpiece
| July 10, 2009
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