Posts Tagged ‘kathryn bigelow’

Zero Dark Thirty, Reviewed

The critical baggage attached to director Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty has established the film as a “motion picture event,” something people go see because it’s the done thing. That's good for business (not to mention a testament to Bigelow’s Hollywood clout) but also rather troubling. A stump speech, a ribbon-cutting, the birthday party of [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Russian Rickroll’ Edition

Good morning! Yesterday I learned about the Russian Rickroll! I'm fairly late to the party on this one, I gather. Nevertheless: Guess where this roundup is going!
Long before she became the first woman to win a Best Director Oscar, Kathryn Bigelow directed a New Order video, in which she dressed the synthpop heavies up as [...]

The Oscars, Abbreviated

Illness has kept me from dishing out my Academy Award predictions and, lest the curse soon be lifted, will probably quash my desire to go live-blog-wild during the telecast.
But I can't be completely silent! So, before the inevitable song-and-dance-and-cheese opening, I offer this:
I remember a sweet time back in early December when I thought that [...]

Arts Roundup: D.C. Has, Like, Zero Taste Edition

Today's roundup is late and short! Sorry, readers.
- I really like this page, which compares the stats of different cities. Unfortunately, either there's a bug or D.C. just does not listen to music. Could go either way! To judge by the nifty venn diagrams, Earth has only two truly international stars: Radiohead and Lady [...]

Tricia’s Takes: News and Notes from the World of Film!
Leo Tolstoy, the Oscars, and Rupert Everett’s weird advice

*'Tis the Season For Your Consideration: The Independent Spirit Awards announced its nominees, with the much-ballyhooed abused-teen drama Precious and yet-to-be-released Leo Tolstoy biopic The Last Station leading with five nods each. Joining them for the Best Picture contest is (500) Days of Summer, Amreeka, and Sin Nombre. It's not surprising that three of the [...]