Bret Easton Ellis: Bigelow overrated because "she's very hot"
http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column...ot-woman-68121"Kathryn Bigelow would be considered a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man but since she's a very hot woman she's really overrated," he added, listing her films: "Strange Days, K-19 The Widowmaker, Blue Steel, The Hurt Locker. Are we talking about visionary filmmaking or just OK junk?"
I have a question for Mr. Ellis: Who is calling her visionary? Who?!? I'm a fan, she's generally been a pretty good filmmaker (I wouldn't say "great") that maybe is hitting her peak as a director right now after starting out with making exploitation fare and action movies.
I'm reminded of that essay which came out around the time she won her Oscar, I can't remember where it was published (Slate?) which more or less was mad at Bigelow a girl for not making "women's movies" or whatever instead. Of course they ignored BLUE STEEL, but nevermind. (And what, black directors should only make movies about black people? Ang Lee should only make movies about Chinese? ) I should look for it and post that nonsense here.
Seriously, Bigelow has to be the only Best Director winner ever to be criticized for being too attractive.