The Hurt Locker

Kathryn Bigelow directs a sweaty immersion into the fear and chaos of 1960s racial violence in her new film Detroit. Read more

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I remember ages ago there was a show on Comedy Central called Comics Only . The idea was to have stand-up comedians sitting around talking in a talk-show like format. It ended up being little more than stand-ups doing their stand-up routines sitti.. Read more


Kathryn Bigelow upset the odds in 2009 when her indie-scale, grunt-level look at the Iraq War, The Hurt Locker, knocked aside her ex-husband James Cameron’s 3D extravaganza, Avatar, at Oscar time. Although her latest Read more

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UWM Theatre stages a couple of shows this coming month written by female playwrights about women.The UWM Theatre season begins with a studio theatre production as UWM Labworks stages A Piece of My Heart. Shirley Lauro'™s portrait of six women .. Read more


Will wonders never cease? Or have the Oscars redressed their sometimes-dubious reputation by nominating an unheralded, gritty, independent war film of unlikely audience appeal—a film barely screened before being rushed to DVD and that gross... Read more

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A few years ago I expressed the thought that the Academy was in danger of losing touch with mainstream audiences. Not that I wasn’t pleased by the Oscar nods to great and adventurous films like No Country for Old Men, but the obvious downside str.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Originally, Bigelow had planned to shoot the film in Kuwait. However, when she and the The Hurt Locker ,Film Read more

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The knot, one of the oldest techniques for joining materials, ties together a variety of a Warning Words, ,Art Read more

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