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Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019
When the family-friendly Hallmark Channel recently pulled, under pressure from a conservative group, a set of ads featuring a kiss between two happy brides at the altar, backlash was swift — to say the least.
Within hours, stars like Ellen DeGeneres and William Shatner were tweeting in...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
Detroit (Annapurna Pictures) marked a reunion for cinematographer Barry Ackroyd, BSC and director Kathryn Bigelow. They first teamed on The Hurt Locker for which Bigelow won the Best Director Oscar as well as a DGA Award in 2010. The film also garnered Ackroyd a Best...
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
It's one of the most glaring numbers in Academy Awards history. That's how many women have been nominated for best director in the awards' 89 years of existence. Kathryn Bigelow, for "The Hurt Locker" in 2010, is the only woman to win.
"I have to say it really bums me out,"...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017
When asked by an intern how she continues to make movies despite the dismal opportunities for women behind the camera, Kathryn Bigelow said she's fueled by her belief in each project.
"That's what makes it possible, I guess," the "Detroit" director told a group of aspiring young...
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2017
There is no nice or pretty way to tell a story about the systemic oppression and mistreatment of black people in the United States. It's fitting then that Kathryn Bigelow's "Detroit ," an account of the murders of three unarmed black men that took place in the Algiers Motel in late July 1967, is...
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2017
Kathryn Bigelow hasn't forgotten the out-of-body experience she felt when she won the best director Academy Award for her 2009 "The Hurt Locker." At that moment, she became the first woman to win the award. None have been nominated since.
"The gender inequity that exists in the industry,...
Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017
Kathryn Bigelow--the Best Director Oscar winner for The Hurt Locker, which also won Best Picture in 2010--has joined the roster of production house Smuggler for commercials and branded content worldwide.
The Hurt Locker earned a total of nine Academy Award nominations....
Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017
On a plain, overcast day in Poland, Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter walks toward the Nazi concentration camp Majdanek.
He stands in the railway car that delivered him and his family to the camp. He walks to the gas chamber and the showers. Some rooms he can't bear to go in. He shares...
Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017
The premiere of a virtual reality short by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already a high-profile event at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night. And then Hillary Clinton walked onstage.
Clinton was an unannounced panelist, there to discuss the scourge of elephant...
Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017
As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow's high-adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality.
The Oscar-winning director on Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival premiered her first VR experience, "The Protectors...