Articles tagged the hurt locker

Apologies to James Cameron: ‘Avatar’ a Sign of Changing Cinema

'Avatar' is pop culture at its most popular. It captured the world immediately, and I never saw it coming. I predicted all hype but didn't think Cameron could do it. Again.

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National Society of Film Critics give top awards to ‘The Hurt Locker’

“The Hurt Locker,” Kathryn Bigelow’s urgent Iraq war thriller about a squad that defuses improvised explosive devices, collected three top prizes Sunday at the

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OscarMatters: Oscars Resurrected?

With 2009's awards season about to ignite, it is time to analyze the ups and down of the recent rule changes, including what truly benefits from the expansion of Best Picture nominees and how this affects representation of cinematic excellence.

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24 Sep 2009 // 10:00 PM

Hal Ashby: Hollywood Rebel

Films and books strive toward a common goal: telling a story. And very few modern filmmakers are as good at spinning a yarn as the late Hal Ashby was.

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Early praise for ‘Hurt Locker’: Narrative on war in Iraq may be Oscar-worthy

CHICAGO — Opening Friday, the gripping war film “The Hurt Locker” is the first narrative feature to make full, unnerving dramatic sense of the war in

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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