Almost unbearably tense thriller about an American bomb disposal unit during their last month or so in Baghdad, when a reckless new commander (Jeremy Renner) is called in to replace their beloved leader (Guy Pearce) who is killed in action. An apolitical drama about Iraq in 2004, The Hurt Locker is hard to classify even as a war movie. Although… read more!
Movies Directed by Kathryn Bigelow (in alphabetical order)
Another of those films that I was in no rush to see (as I am no longer an employee of Paramount Pictures, I can no longer see Paramount releases such as this for free), but I was in Grangeville, Idaho at the time, cleaning out my late grandmother's house, and when you're in Grangeville for more than two days, you… read more!
Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal are the brains behind 2008's The Hurt Locker, an incredibly suspenseful microcosmic look at the War on Terror that won the two filmmakers - and the film itself - Oscars. Their follow-up, Zero Dark Thirty, an exhaustive, journalistic drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, shows this same war in macrocosm. From… read more!