One Line Review: The Hurt Locker

First let me say that it’s very cool that this film’s director, Katherine Bigelow, became the first woman ever to win a Best Director Oscar.

The fact that she slipped it out from under the egotistical feet of her admittedly brilliant ex-husband James Cameron is also kind of sweet.  (He was a real dog back then and a crappy husband, by his own admission!)  The Hurt Locker also won Best Picture.  It’s not often that a woman directs a gritty combat film and it shows like a documentary of the Iraq war.  Maybe that’s why it won, for its realism. 

Now my review:

War is hell.  And so is trying to watch this movie.