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Film, "Zero Dark Thirty:" The Long, Dark Night

"Zero Dark Thirty:" The Long, Dark Night

"Just so you know, it's going to take a while," says the CIA officer to his newly arrived colleague at the start of Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty. The year is 2003, the place a secret prison (or "black site")…
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Film, Feature Year in Film: Ten Films We Can't Wait to Watch in 2012

Year in Film: Ten Films We Can't Wait to Watch in 2012

We know—you're excited about The Dark Knight Rises. And The Avengers. And The Hunger Games. So are we. We're also excited about a lot of other movies whose marketing campaigns have not inundated us with white noise (yet). Allow us…
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Calendar, Night&Day Beyond Bigelow

Beyond Bigelow

San Francisco Women’s Film Festival founder and executive director Scarlett Shepard might have yelled, “You go, girl!” when Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to receive an Academy Award for Best Director last month. But she assuredly did not say,…
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Calendar, Night&Day The I Rock War

The I Rock War

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break, Strange Days), the Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker is a full-throttle body shock of a movie. It gets inside you like a virus, puts your nerves in a blender, and twists your guts…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>The Hurt Locker</i>

The Hurt Locker

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break, Strange Days), the Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker is a full-throttle body shock of a movie. It gets inside you like a virus, puts your nerves in a blender, and twists your guts…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>The Hurt Locker </i>

The Hurt Locker

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break, Strange Days), the Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker is a full-throttle body shock of a movie. It gets inside you like a virus, puts your nerves in a blender, and twists your guts…
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Film, As unconventional as the warfare it depicts, <i>The Hurt Locker</i> is a ticking time bomb of a movie

As unconventional as the warfare it depicts, The Hurt Locker is a ticking time bomb of a movie

Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq War drama, The Hurt Locker, is a full-throttle body shock of a movie. It gets inside you like a virus, puts your nerves in a blender, and twists your guts into a Gordian knot. Set during the…
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Cabaret. Based on John Van Druten's play I Am a Camera (which in turn was adapted from novelist Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Stories) Joe Masteroff, Fred Ebb, and John Kander's 1966 musical tells the story of a couple of young expats…
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Cabaret. Based on John Van Druten's play I Am a Camera (which in turn was adapted from novelist Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Stories) Joe Masteroff, Fred Ebb, and John Kander's 1966 musical tells the story of a couple of young expats…
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Point Break Live! Keanu Reeves' legacy looms large over this most excellent theatrical spoof of Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 film about a Los Angeles cop who goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of adrenaline-junkie surfing bank robbers. Never mind that the…
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Culture, Stage Audience member does Keanu Reeves role in <i>Point Break</i> play

Audience member does Keanu Reeves role in Point Break play

Strange things are afoot at the Xenodrome. I'm not talking about George Carlin stepping out of a tricked-up phone booth to help Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter pass their history finals, though the link between the goofball 1989 movie Bill…
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Calendar, Night&Day Get On Board

Get On Board

It's hard to conceive of an action flick more inane or entertaining than Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 cult sensation, Point Break. It ranks high on the beefcake meter, and with its homoerotic subtext and efficiently paced action, you can view it…
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Apocalypse Now

It was a habit that annoyed all of her roommates, she says, a personal quirk she just couldn't curtail. But for years, Skin -- the imposing mouthpiece for militant U.K. funk-metal combo Skunk Anansie -- used to sing along to…
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