The Hurt Locker
2008
***½
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes

A story about three men who serve in a bomb disposal unit during the Iraq War. One of the men turns out to be a fearless adrenaline junkey who repeatedly puts his fellow soldiers in jeopardy. The film doesn’t have much to say about war, other than that it’s dangeorus business. Instead Bigelow has made a gripping thriller that is set in a war. Six Oscars include best film, best director and best screenplay.