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 // 9:00 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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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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