August 20, 2015 at 6:02 pm #192291
Personally, ZD30 gets my vote, both films very praised by industry and critics, leaving all the discussion about torture aside, this is one of my favorite movies ever featuring one of the most powerfull female lead performances to date.
Which one you think is best? None? Do you think it’s Point Break??? (Not leading).
C’mon GD let’s discuss!August 20, 2015 at 6:14 pm #192293
Kathryn Bigelow’s best film(s) are
1. Near Dark. Simply one of the best films of its’ kind.
2. Blue Steel. And I am no real fan of these kinds of films.
3. Point Break. A surprisingly good ‘action thriller’ with some equally surprisingly good perfs.
4. Strange Days. A trippy film with yet another cop theme, but with another twist.
Cops cops cops….except for Near Dark.
ETA: I assume you’re meaning for this to be a poll? Because, I dont think the poll itself is working.August 20, 2015 at 6:21 pm #192294
ZD30 is more ambitious and sleekly executed, but I think The Hurt Locker works better overall. I just don’t know that there’s enough substantive meat for ZD30’s modern Moby Dick take as there was in THL’s take on America’s military addiction.August 20, 2015 at 10:11 pm #192295
“The Hurt Lucker” is just not good enough, but “Zero Dark Thirty” is a masterpiece!August 20, 2015 at 10:18 pm #192296
“The Hurt Locker”August 20, 2015 at 10:43 pm #192297
I think both are incredible, but I’d choose ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ by a hair. They’re a fantastic double feature.August 20, 2015 at 11:40 pm #192298
Easily Zero Dark Thirty.August 21, 2015 at 12:36 am #192299
The Hurt Locker, no question. It’s a tighter, more cohesive, and more well-rounded picture.August 21, 2015 at 1:35 am #192300
The Hurt Locker but her best film is Near Dark.August 21, 2015 at 1:58 am #192301
Polls not working, but Zero Dark Thirty. For me, it should have swept a good proportion of awards that year, if people actually got over themselves and paid attention to the film, rather than jumping on the bandwagon that was completely wrong in what it was saying.August 21, 2015 at 2:50 am #192302
Both are really overrated, but ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ is better in pretty much every way.
I suppose Jeremy Renner is more consistent than Jessica Chastain.August 21, 2015 at 7:08 am #192303
I’m definitely going with Point Break, but if I’m limited to these two options, then probably The Hurt Locker. I remember not being able to take my eyes off the screen for a second. While I had some issues with the treatment of the subject matter, it was undeniably compelling.August 21, 2015 at 7:47 am #192304
Neither. The beneficiary of Academy affirmative action.August 21, 2015 at 9:00 am #192306
Neither. The beneficiary of Academy affirmative action.
This may be true, but it doesnt change the reality that both films are well crafted, in her own way. The Hurt Locker is amazing in several ways: the cinematography and editing for starters; although at this point, I did “cock my eyebrows” at her political leanings to put it one way….but I dismissed it, until ZD30, where she reaffirmed what I dont like about her.
But they played “I Am Woman Hear Me Roar” up on stage as she accepted. Can they get tackier than that? Can they? I noticed her hands were shaking as she held both of those Golden dickless statues.
She deserved those kudos for making a little seen film with such originality (the craft, NOT the subject and where she took it) on a limited budget.