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Kathryn Bigelow United States, 1989

Adam GR's rating of the film Blue Steel

There's something about a movie that opens with a shot tracking forward that just immerses me. The direction follows action aerobically and close to the character, a skill Bigelow evidently harnesses. The screenplay is elegantly clipped, but certain parts shorten its trajectory (that dream shot, sex with Clancy Brown [which is actually a plus]). Ron Silver is a bit transfixing and Jamie Lee Curtis knows how to carry.