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Zero Dark Thirty: ‘Director’s Film’ [See previous post: "Kathryn Bigelow Zero Dark Thirty: National Board of Review Awards First Female Best Director."] Kathryn Bigelow’s former "war on terror" movie, the Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker, was clearly perceived — at least by North American critics — as a "Director’s Movie." Whereas back in 2009 Bigelow and The Hurt Locker easily dominated critics’ awards, screenwriter Mark Boal, if mentioned at all, almost invariably found himself as a runner-up. (Photo: Hugh Jackman Les Misérables.) It’s a [...] »

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