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'Detroit' Movie: Kathryn Bigelow 1967 Riots Depiction 'Horribly Real' & 'Deeply Self-Serving'

Detroit movie street riot scene: The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow tackles the 1967 Detroit riots in “horribly real” and “deeply self-serving” 2017 release marketed as a “dramatic thriller.” Kathryn Bigelow's 'Detroit' movie: Horribly real semidocumentary or self-serving Hollywood depiction of 1967 Detroit Rebellion? In the […]


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'Detroit' Movie: Kathryn Bigelow 1967 Riots Depiction 'Horribly Real' & 'Deeply Self-Serving'



Ben Affleck Thriller Wins More Top Awards: Best Picture Oscar Next?

Ben Affleck in 'Argo' Ben Affleck's Argo tops ACE, WGA Awards Ben Affleck's Argo, a political thriller about the rescue of several U.S. hostages held in Iran in the late '70s, continues to lead this awards season. Following wins at the Producers Guild Awards, the Directors Guild Awards, and the […]


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Ben Affleck Thriller Wins More Top Awards: Best Picture Oscar Next?



'Amour' & 'Zero Dark Thirty' Awards Season Favorites + 'The Dark Knight Rises' Among Top Ten

Amour with Emmanuelle Riva. Written and directed by Michael Haneke, the French-German-Austrian drama Amour, about an elderly couple coming face to face with death, is easily the top Best Foreign Language Film choice this awards season. Not only that, but the French-language Amour actually succeeded in being selected as the […]


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'Amour' & 'Zero Dark Thirty' Awards Season Favorites + 'The Dark Knight Rises' Among Top Ten



'The Hurt Locker' Lawsuit Dismissed

Kathryn Bigelow thanked a whole array of uniformed U.S. personnel when she accepted her Academy Award statuettes for Best Director and Best Picture for the Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker back in early 2010. Now, I can't recall her thanking Sgt. Jeffrey Sarver (photo). Shortly before the 2010 Oscar […]


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'The Hurt Locker' Lawsuit Dismissed



Amy Adams Near Oscar Record & Melissa Leo Makes Academy Award History (of Sorts)

Amy Adams: Oscar Red Carpet. Amy Adams Oscar photos Amy Adams is pictured at the 2011 Oscar ceremony, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in the fast-thumping heart of Hollywood. Adams was – for the third time in six years (more info below) – a Best Supporting Actress […]


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Amy Adams Near Oscar Record & Melissa Leo Makes Academy Award History (of Sorts)



Kathryn Bigelow Oscar Acceptance Speech: Iraqis Ignored + The Academy & Gender Politics

Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker's Best Director Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar acceptance speech: “This really is… There's no other way to describe it, it's the moment of a lifetime. First of all, this is so extraordinary to be in the company of such powerful, my fellow nominees, such powerful filmmakers who […]


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Kathryn Bigelow Oscar Acceptance Speech: Iraqis Ignored + The Academy & Gender Politics



'The Hurt Locker': Controversy Has Not Hurt Best Picture Oscar War Movies

If Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker wins the Best Picture Academy Award on Sunday, it'll be the eighth out-and-out war movie to win the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' top prize. Prior battle-scarred winners were Wings (1927-28), All Quiet on the Western Front (1929-30), The […]


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'The Hurt Locker': Controversy Has Not Hurt Best Picture Oscar War Movies



Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi Arrested + Academy Bans Oscar-Nominated Producer from Ceremony

Jafar Panahi's Offside Jafar Panahi, 49, the Iranian director of the Venice Film Festival winner The Circle, was arrested on Monday night along with his wife and daughter and 15 house guests following a raid at his home in Teheran, according to The Times of London. Panahi had supported opposition […]


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Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi Arrested + Academy Bans Oscar-Nominated Producer from Ceremony



Oscar Predictions: Best Picture, Best Screenplay

Best Picture, The Hurt Locker Also in the running: Avatar, District 9, The Blind Side, A Serious Man, Precious, Inglourious Basterds, An Education, Up, Up in the Air. Having won most guild awards, The Hurt Locker is the favorite to take home the 2010 Academy Award for Best Picture. Even […]


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Oscar Predictions: Best Picture, Best Screenplay



'The Hurt Locker' Oscar Controversy: Producer Nicolas Chartier Vote-Soliciting Email

Feb. 27 update Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker The Hurt Locker producer Nicolas Chartier will be facing some sort of punishment from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences following multiple e-mails he sent out asking Academy members to vote for the Kathryn Bigelow-directed Iraq War […]


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'The Hurt Locker' Oscar Controversy: Producer Nicolas Chartier Vote-Soliciting Email



'The Hurt Locker,' 'Up in the Air': WGA Awards

Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker (top); Anna Kendrick, George Clooney in Up in the Air (bottom) The Writers Guild of America came up with some pretty shocking choices at their 2010 awards held this evening: Mark Boal's The Hurt Locker (directed by Kathryn Bigelow) for best original screenplay, Jason […]


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'The Hurt Locker,' 'Up in the Air': WGA Awards