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The Post 9/11 Film: Politics & Thriller & Action,

Comprehensive guide to the post 9/11 film from Spike Lee’s “25th Hour” 2002 to Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” 2012.  This volume includes both individual films along with cycles of films dealing with  revenge, conspiracy, torture, war, therapy, ethics.   9 more words


Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

“In theory, if bin Laden isn’t there, you can sneak away and no one will be the wiser. But bin Laden is there. And you’re going to kill him for me.” – Maya (Jessica Chastain) 502 more words


Movie Title: "The Hurt Locker"

The film “The Hurt Locker” opens with a quotation from war correspondent Chris Hedges: “The rush of battle is a potent and often lethal addiction, for war is a drug.” From that opening, the movie went on to win many awards including the Academy Awards, or Oscars, for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Film Editing. 326 more words

Movie History

31 Screams in October, #6: Near Dark (1987)

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring; Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Jennette Goldstein, Tim Thomerson, Joshua John Miller

Virtually nothing in this world comes without risk. 861 more words

Movie Review

Schlocktoberfest IV - Day 3: Near Dark

Near Dark (1987)


*Spoilers Throughout*

What’s It About: Dumb hick Caleb gets turned into vampire, but prefers his old dumb hick life to the alluring vampire life of being an immortal hobo. 760 more words


A Most Tedious Man

The late Philip Seymour Hoffman’s outing as ‘German’ terror detective Gunther Bachmann is hamstrung by the same defect that up-ends the protagonist. It is so concerned with having a ‘grown up’ dialogue on terrorism, that it becomes the personification of a grey area. 976 more words