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The Hurt Locker (movie)

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  • Costa-Gavras' 'Capital' ideas come to Los Angeles Film Festival

     Costa-Gavras' 'Capital' ideas come to Los Angeles Film Festival
    Even at 80, Costa-Gavras is fighting the good fight. The Greek-born, naturalized French writer-director best known for his politically charged films such as 1969's Oscar-winning "Z" and 1982's "Missing," found himself in the middle of police action in...
  • 'Man of Steel,' 'White House Down' heroes fight terrorism

    'Man of Steel,' 'White House Down' heroes fight terrorism
    Think you can escape the world's troubles by heading to the multiplex this summer? Think again. Terrorist schemes have a starring role in the season's action movies, triggering an assortment of mayhem — collapsing skyscrapers, spaceships...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty' a first draft of history ★★★★

    'Zero Dark Thirty' a first draft of history ★★★★
    To consider what director Kathryn Bigelow has accomplished in "Zero Dark Thirty," imagine the events depicted by the story if they'd been given the "Argo" treatment. Not to take anything away from that rousing true (-ish) story of hostages freed and...
  • Happy face/sad face reaction: 2013 Oscar nominations

     Happy face/sad face reaction: 2013 Oscar nominations
    As always, this morning’s Oscar nominations created a roller coaster of emotion. Shock! Relief! Fury! I should not get so worked up about this. Really, though, the nods for the 2013 Academy Awards had a few more big surprises than usual—or...
  • Reel Critics: 'Zero' scores a perfect 10

    Reel Critics: 'Zero' scores a perfect 10
    Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker") has masterfully directed action and actors in "Zero Dark Thirty," a slow-burning re-creation of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Like a crime thriller, the story takes us through unsettling...
  • The Hulk of Garbage That is the Oscars

    The only useful quote regarding the Academy Awards is from NYT critic Manohla Dargis who said, “Let’s acknowledge that the Oscars are bullshit and we hate them.” Nevertheless, this year should probably go down as a pre-eminent...
  • Critic's Notebook: Movie violence must not be stopped

    Critic's Notebook: Movie violence must not be stopped
    I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...
  • Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?

    Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?
    A modest proposal: Movies exploring some aspect of American history, such as “Argo,” “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” should leave off the “based on a true story” or “inspired by true events”...
  • Backstage at the Oscars: Affleck, Clooney talk 'Argo'

    Backstage at the Oscars: Affleck, Clooney talk 'Argo'
    Highlights from backstage at the Oscars: The “Argo” trio of Ben Affleck, George Clooney and Grant Heslov took the stage, and Affleck was asked when he felt was tipping point for his movie’s victory. “Michelle Obama,”...
  • Q&A: 'Pain and Gain' star Anthony Mackie

    Q&A: 'Pain and Gain' star Anthony Mackie
    If you played a bodybuilder whose steroid use caused size and performance issues in the downstairs region, you'd expect people to ask about that. But still. “This [female journalist] asked me, ‘I’ve never seen a crooked, small penis. So...
  • 'Pain and Gain' review: The juiced-up, cruelly entertaining American dream

    'Pain and Gain' review: The juiced-up, cruelly entertaining American dream
    **1/2 (out of four) Normally, Dwayne Johnson looks like a mountain. Working with Michael Bay, who shoots anything he admires (male badass/female hottie/four-wheel almost anything) as if he's gazing upwards in worship at buildings, the actor becomes a...