The Navy SEAL Team 6 tracks down wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden.
Kathryn Ann Bigelow (born November 27, 1951) is an American film director, working in the science fiction, action and horror genres.
Bigelow was born in San Carlos, California, United States, the only child of a paint factory manager and a librarian. She broke into cinema via the art world, starting her creative life as a painter as a fellow at the Whitney Museum in New York. Bigelow entered the graduate film program at Columbia University, where she studied theory and criticism. Her professors included Vito Acconci and Susan Sontag. Bigelow worked with noted conceptualist Lawrence Weiner and worked with the Art & Language collective.
Bigelow’s first short film, The Set-Up (1978), is a 20-minute deconstruction of violence in film. The film portrays “two men (Gary Busey included) fight[ing] each other as the semioticians Sylvère Lotringer and Marshall Blonsky deconstruct the images in voice-over.” Her first full-length feature was The Loveless (1982… read more
I'm not going to sit here and call this film a cinematic masterpiece, but I do think it's better than a lot of people make it out to be. It's clearly unstructured and aloof in many sections, but the spaces Bigelow portrays and the tone she sustains throughout are very effective. In the end, it's a little too status quo but that doesn't always have to signify propaganda.
One of the most dangerous things I have ever seen committed to celluloid! I believe this movie is made to justify invasion of NATO (read it as US) to Iraq and Afghanistan. The patriotism in movie splashes in the faces of audiences and sucks. In addition, the way Bigelow tried to make a thriller with her heroine is pretty damn old fashioned! Final verdict: a piece of shit!
Overlong, slow moving potboiler about one woman's attempt to crash through the Glass Ceiling of the intelligence community. In order to do this she must prove that she can torture, kill and cuss just like a man. Climax sequence is one of the most tedious ever. Would have been better as a TV series.
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Title: Zero Dark Thirty
Language: English, Arabic
Genre: Drama, History
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Writer: Mark Boal
Jessica Chastain… read review
E’ vero: sono partito prevenuto. Non lo si dovrebbe fare, lo so, ma un film che narra la caccia e l’uccisione di Osama Bin Laden uscito a ridosso delle elezioni negli Stati Uniti (per quanto io abbia… read review
This film was well-made in the sense that it managed to stay focused for 2.5 hours. But there are a lot of issues. If it had been fictional, I could have swallowed a little more. Instead, this quasi… read review