“The Hurt Locker”, which sank without a trace in theatres last summer but was shoved back into the conversation last month when it won all those critics’ awards, arrives on video this week. Perfect timing, really, with the Golden Globes just days away and the Oscar nominations looming.
So, naturally, my latest MSN DVD column focuses on Kathryn Bigelow’s long-awaited return to form, and why you should see the damn thing. Because you really should.
In other news, the Toronto Film Critics Association — which named Bigelow the Best Director of 2009 — held its awards gala last night. Bigelow was not in attendance, but Denis Villeneuve was … which was nice, because “Polytechnique” won the Best Canadian Film prize, and if he hadn’t been there to accept it in person, that would have been awkward.
So, basically, a good day all around.