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Strange Days


Dir. Kathryn Bigelow (1995).
Now that Ms. Bigelow has made history by becoming the first woman to cop a Best Director Oscar for Hurt Locker, it behooves us to reexamine her earlier work. This is a good place to start—a thunderous thriller, a dark vision of the near future, set in L.A.—it’s a head trip and a half. The script is by James Cameron, the director’s ex-spouse. One critic who hated it said: “The film foams at the mouth with ideas.” Well, what’s wrong with that?

Sat., March 27, midnight; Sun., March 28, midnight, 2010

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