All posts tagged "kathryn bigelow"

  • Article
    SAM #4: Actresses Turned Producers & Best Picture

    Welcome to Stat Awards Monday (or, S.A.M., for short). In this new awards season weekly column for...

  • News
    Warner Brothers wants a female filmmaker for ‘Wonder Woman’

    Beyond the fact that Warner Brothers is actually going to finally mount a Wonder Woman movie, the...

  • News
    Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, and Todd Field are planning rival Bowe Bergdahl projects

    It seems the new film project du jour these days are biopic about former POW Bowe Bergdahl....

  • News
    Kathryn Bigelow to direct post 9/11 drama ‘True American’ with Tom Hardy

    If you’re like me, you’ve been wondering a bit what director Kathryn Bigelow would choose as her...

  • General
    Where Have All the Cowgirls Gone? Female Directors Scarce in Hollywood

    WOMEN IN CINEMA: There hasn’t been a banner year for female directors since 2010 when Kathryn Bigelow...

  • Women in Cinema
    Megan Ellison: Financial Hero of Indie Film

    Most audiences probably aren’t familiar with her name or her production company, but the film industry has...

  • Article
    You Can’t Vote for What You Don’t See – An Awards Season Plea

    I’m starting it early this year.  I’ve long championed some of the little guys but have admitted...

  • Article
    Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Young)

    (The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your final...

  • News
    Kathryn Bigelow Gets the Cover of TIME Magazine

    Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) has sparked a lot of controversy and debate around her latest film, Zero Dark Thirty. This week, she graces the cover of TIME Magazine in which she partakes in a pretty in depth and fascinating interview. When asked about the torture scenes depicted in her...

  • Weekend Openings
    Weekend Openings: 1/11/2013

    With the New Year’s hangover slowly wearing off and few new stimulants entering circulation, there’s now ample time to catch up on the overload of awards-contending films, with the nationwide release of Zero Dark Thirty finally completing the best picture category.  Expect the box-office to reflect some of the film’s early critical...

  • Weekend Openings
    Weekend Openings: (12/19-12/21)

    Having emerged as somewhat of the frontrunner in the awards race in recent weeks, Zero Dark Thirty opens to special limited engagements this week before nationwide release in January.  It’s a pretty strong week in terms of variety, with Judd Apatow’s latest, This Is 40, foreign drama powerhouse, Amour,and Walter Salles’ adaptation...

  • News
    Chicago Film Critics Association Honors ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

    The Chicago Film Critics Association has bestowed five awards upon Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, including Best Picture and Director of 2012. Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master continues to have a nice showing as of late, winning four awards, including Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress for Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams, respectively....

  • News
    San Francisco Film Critics Circle cites ‘The Master’ as 2012’s Best Film

    San Francisco Film Critics Circle has named The Master the best film of 2012, along with bestowing Joaquin Phoenix their Best Actor prize. Zero Dark Thirty also did well, winning prizes for Kathryn Bigelow in director and Mark Boal in screenplay. I have to say, as a San Francisco native, I was...

  • Historical Circuit
    Historical Circuit: Near Dark (****)

    The first time I became aware of Kathryn Bigelow was in 1987 when I went to see a new vampire film entitled Near Dark (1987). There was little else out that interested me at the time, and Sherri and I always liked a good horror film, so despite the fact we knew...

  • Article
    Luncheon with Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Jessica Chastain, and Jason Clarke!

    Though already scheduled, the people behind ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ had amazing timing in assembling a group of industry insiders and Oscar pundits to break bread last Thursday only days after the film had picked up the first two precursor awards of the season. Essentially a luncheon to celebrate the film and main...

  • Article
    Critics Choice Nominations Announced!

    18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Winners to be announced live on the CW Television Network from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on January 10, 2013. BEST PICTUREArgoBeasts of the Southern WildDjango UnchainedLes MiserablesLife of PiLincolnThe MasterMoonrise KingdomSilver Linings PlaybookZero Dark Thirty BEST ACTORBradley Cooper – Silver Linings PlaybookDaniel Day-Lewis – LincolnJohn Hawkes...

  • Article
    Oscar Predictions include more ‘Beasts,’ ‘Master,’ and Dowd!

    Short Oscar Circuit this week folks! As LAFCA, NYFCO, and BSFC all proved yesterday, you can’t keep a good ol’ film when its down.  The Master resurrected after being nearly shut out thus far and won Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress with the prestigious Los Angeles Film Critics. Normally,...

  • Precursors
    Bigelow and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hit big with Washington Film Critics

    Thanks to reader Jamie for the heads up! Washington Film Critics have announced their winners after just announcing their nominees a day ago.  Zero Dark Thirty emerged victorious along with director Kathryn Bigelow. Read the Press Release and check out the full list of winners down below: Washington, D.C. — This morning, the...

  • Precursors
    Bigelow and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hit big with Washington Film Critics

    Washington Film Critics have announced their winners after just announcing their nominees a day ago.  Zero Dark Thirty emerged victorious along with director Kathryn Bigelow. Read the Press Release and check out the full list of winners down below: Washington, D.C. — This morning, the Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced...

  • Article
    Los Angeles Film Critics Awards Preview

    New York, National Board of Review, and Boston have all pounced on the awards and rewarded Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty both Best Picture and Best Director.  Next up, the Los Angeles Film Critics will unveil their choices tomorrow.  Many believe this is an opportunity for either Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master...

  • News
    The Boston Online Film Critics Assn Honors ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

    Just as the NYFCC and the NBR did before it, the Boston Online Film Critics Association has bestowed top honors to Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty. I think it’s safe to say that Bigelow’s film about the greatest manhunt in US history is shaping up to be the critics’ darling of the...

  • General
    Why ‘Lincoln’ Can Still Win Picture…

    While Zero Dark Thirty, admittedly a brilliant, troubling film, has taken two of the major Best Picture and Best Director Awards, I am still a firm believer that Lincoln will take the Academy Award for Best Picture. Steven Spielberg I am less sure about, though the members of the Academy will acknowledge...

  • Editor
    McConaughey and Weisz Surprise with NYFCC, Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln take 3 awards

    The New York Film Critics have announced their winners for the best in cinema for 2012.  The East Coast group that awarded Best Picture to Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist last year chose the brilliant Zero Dark Thirty directed by Kathryn Bigelow.  The film won a total of three awards from the coveted...

  • Editor
    New York Film Critics Winners Announced!!

    Will be announced shortly!  Check back for the winners as they are announced!  My predictions are here. WINNERS Best Picture – Zero Dark Thirty!!!!! Best Director – Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty Best Screenplay – Tony Kushner for Lincoln Best Actor – Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln Best Actress – Rachel Weisz...

  • Editor
    Zero Dark Thirty (****)

    Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal take their newest effort, Zero Dark Thirty, to places I couldn’t have imagined.  Based on the events leading up to the killing of Osama bin Laden, the two display an impressive amount of control in the way the film is told and showcases...