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  • Denis
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    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! 

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    babypook
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    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.

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    manakamana
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    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.

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    “The Hurt Lucker” is just not good enough, but “Zero Dark Thirty” is a masterpiece!

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    Atypical
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    #192296

    “The Hurt Locker”

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    Tye-Grr
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    I think both are incredible, but I’d choose ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ by a hair. They’re a fantastic double feature.

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    Riley
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    #192298

    Easily Zero Dark Thirty.

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    Pieman1994
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    The Hurt Locker, no question. It’s a tighter, more cohesive, and more well-rounded picture.

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    Aunt Peg
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    The Hurt Locker but her best film is Near Dark.

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    AMG
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    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.

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    CanadianFan
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    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. 

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    ETPhoneHome
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    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.

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    Guest2014
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    Neither.  The beneficiary of Academy affirmative action. 

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    babypook
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    The Hurt Locker but her best film is Near Dark.

    Ahh Aunt Peg. My feelings on both counts. Lol.

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    babypook
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    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.

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