Kathryn Bigelow

Girls on Film: Where Are They?

Eloise Hendy | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eloise Hendy

A recent study has found that, even in a year deemed 'female heavy', women are still only playing 30% of given speaking roles. And that does not mean integral, central characters who dominate talk time, that includes any line spoken in all of the top 100 US films. Women's voices are still stuck in the silent movie era - the majority are on mute.

The Pentagon? The White House? The CIA? No Pressure!

Caroline Frost | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

If creating the script for a film that has been discussed at the highest levels of the Pentagon, the CIA, the White House is a stressful enterprise, it is one writer Mark Boal carries with surprisingly light hands. Is he being disingenuous? You decide.

Why Remaking Point Break Is A Mistake

Ben Falk | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben Falk

You remake Girl With The Dragon Tattoo because millions of people can't be arsed to read subtitles. You do a hundred versions of Macbeth because the writing is so complex and universal that each one can yield myriad subtext or reflections on our own modern-day existence. Point Break is Point Break. There's nothing to interpret.

This House Regrets the Consequences of US Dominance

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

There is a profound and shameful disconnection between me - as a civilian in whose name the wars of the past decade have been fought - and the costs and consequences of U.S.-led military dominance. Where is our regret? Our introspection?

OSCARS 2013: Best Picture Preview: Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

With only three more sleeps until the 2013 Oscars are handed out in Los Angeles, we bring you the nominees for this year's Best Picture. Here are the ...

Zero Dark Thirty - Torture, Revenge and a Question for America

Craig Skinner | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Craig Skinner

The controversy that has swirled around Zero Dark Thirty regarding a positive depiction of torture is a massive red herring when it comes to what the filmmakers are actually saying and appears to be largely born out of a significant amount of baggage brought to the film, rather than anything that is up there on the screen.

Caroline Frost

Mark Strong: 'Shy, Gentle Kathryn Couldn't Possibly Endorse Torture'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Mark Strong has waded in to defend his director Kathryn Bigelow, saying it’s impossible to believe such “a shy, pleasant, gentle” woman could po...

Zero Dark Thirty: A Film Review in Two Halves

Neil Durkin | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

What's the message (presuming films have 'messages')? Is it that torture works? Seemingly, yes. That allowing detainees lawyers only gets in the way? Seemingly, yes. That you need to be able to round-up and question detainees in secret to get results? Again, seemingly yes.

Caroline Frost

Kathryn Bigelow: 'Why Is My Film Being Questioned, Not The Policy Makers?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

Kathryn Bigelow is one of those deceptive people, mild of manner, graceful of limb, extremely smiley of face, and then pow-thwock, she swings into act...

What's The Deal With Movie Making And Torture?

Kevin Toolis | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kevin Toolis

I am all in favour of movies that try to help us understand the world we inhabit. And there is nothing more serious than democratic states abandoning the rule of law and torturing people. And that is why I have spent the last three years of my life also making a movie about torture.

REVIEW: Zero Dark Thirty - Don't Let Politics Overshadow Bigelow's Stunning Achievement

Caroline Frost | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

Long before the first female Oscar-winning director was anywhere near shouting "action", it was clear Kathyn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty was going to be one of those films that set fire to the torch paper of ever-strong feeling about America's position on the global moral maze, and thus it has proved.

Six Questions - And Answers - About 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mehdi Hasan

Zero Dark Thirty is a well-made and entertaining film but its entire plotline is built on a lie: that the torture of detainees by the CIA produced the intelligence which led the US to Osama Bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan. The movie effectively excuses and implicitly condones the torture that was done.

New Stills: Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty' Concentrates On Female Obsession

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

Kathryn Bigelow's fictional hunt for Osama Bin Laden is nearly here. In the Oscar winner's first film since she became the first woman to collect ...

FIRST LOOK: Bigelow's Bin Laden Thriller Debuts Online

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

The first trailer for Kathryn Bigelow's controversial film about Osama Bin Laden has debuted online. Jessica Chastain stars in Kathryn Bigelow's...

INTERVIEW: Jeremy Renner On Being Re-Bourne

Empire | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Jeremy Renner speaks exclusively to this month’s Empire magazine about his role in the forthcoming role in The Bourne Legacy. Here's a valuable snip...

PHOTO: Shooting Starts On Bin Laden Film

PA | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Jessica Chastain has arrived in India to start shooting Kathryn Bigelow's film about Osama bin Laden. The Tree Of Life star and Venezuelan actor Ed...

MORE Controversy For Bigelow's Bin Laden Film

WENN | Posted 03.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Production on director Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden movie in northern India was disrupted by protests on Friday after Hindu locals became angry t...

Did a Black Director Just Win an Oscar and No-One Else Noticed?

Adam Benzine | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Adam Benzine

Issues of race dominated the Oscars this year, with talk rife over Billy Crystal's controversial black-face sketch, Octavia Spencer's emotion acceptance speech, and Viola Davis' unexpected defeat at the hands of Meryl Streep.

No More Awards: Welcome to the Noscars

Paul Bassett Davies | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Paul Bassett Davies

Welcome to the Noscars. Please use your vote responsibly. This is the age of austerity and the glamorous world of arts and entertainment should set an example by limiting the number of awards in circulation.

Caroline Frost

Ralph Fiennes: 'I Gave All My Energy To Someone Else'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

"One day, I was shooting with Gerry (Butler), being in the scene with him, and also having to guide him and that was great - he was great - and then I...

Two Of Britain's Best To Join Bin Laden Cast?

PA | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

Tom Hardy and Idris Elba could be in line for roles in Kill Bin Laden. The British actors are amongst the names in the running for Kathryn Bigelow'...

Caroline Frost

'Warrior' Star Joel Edgerton On The Joy Of Being A B-Lister

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

The unequal amount of attention being shared between Warrior co-stars Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton at the press junket earlier this year was almost emb...

Oscar Winner Bigelow Defends Bin Laden Film

Posted 11.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal have hit back to defend the film they are making about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Peter King,...