Kathryn Bigelow‘s two-fisted win at the Academy Awards for best director and best film for The Hurt Locker didn’t just punch through the American movie industry’s seemingly shatterproof glass ceiling; it has also helped dismantle stereotypes about what types of films women can and should direct. It’s too early to know if this moment will be transformative — but damn, it feels so good.” — from a 3.14 Manohla Dargis Sunday N.Y. Times profile that’s up now.

“It was historic, exhilarating, especially for women who make movies and women who watch movies, two groups that have been routinely ignored and underserved by an industry in which most films star men and are made for and by men.”