Posts Tagged ‘James Cameron’

Kathryn Bigelow Beats Ex-Husband to Break ‘Best Director’ Glass Ceiling

Avatar director, James Cameron was rooting for ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow (who had a better seat than him at the ceremony) to beat him out for Best Director for her direction of The Hurt Locker and tonight Ms. Bigelow made history becoming the first ever female winner in the Best Director category. Bigelow is the first […]

Academy Awards Nominations Announced

Anne Hathaway and Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President, Tom Sherak announced the nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. Unfortunately Afghan Star, Where The Wild Things Are, and Spike Jonze were all snubbed while the Academy feasted on whatever hallucinogenic bait Sandra Bullock was […]

Everything’s Illegal in Boston : Edge of Darkness

Film is an odd medium. One whose audio and visual elements rooted in the written word can be a platform for incredible exercises in art, technique, and technology. Sometimes, the characters and story of a film lead it to greatness. The realism hidden beneath the visual sheen of Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are […]

Avatar, Celluloid Proof Not All Acts of Hubris Are Equal

James Cameron’s Avatar is a work of hubris. A 3D, CGI-laden allegory of Dionysian proportions about the inevitable battle between nature and machines. In a rich world full of fluorescent colored creatures, lush landscapes, and floating mountains Cameron brings a tale that aims to be as vast as the world contained within it. Cameron manages […]