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Close but No Cigar

As I slowly work through last year’s Best Picture nominees, today I got my chance to watch David O. Russell’s star-filled American Hustle. 2013 was a decent year for movies and (along with the occasional mixed review) I had heard from a number of people that the 2 hour 18 minute film would be well worth my time. 1,226 more words

My 10 Cents Worth

Great Expectations (Movies that impressed or depressed)

You know when you put off renting a movie for a while, because it stars an actor that sets your teeth on edge, or it got bad reviews, or it got great reviews, but you’re sure you won’t like it? 1,353 more words


American Hustle Review: Pimpin' Ain't Easy (L&F)

I walked into American Hustle not knowing much about it, other that its high score on Rotten Tomatoes (which, let’s face it, has become a necessity when debating a night at the theater). 405 more words


The Fighter

I finally got around to watching 2010′s The Fighter, directed by David O. Russell and starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Melissa Leo, and I’ll say I’m so glad I did. 1,194 more words


American Hustle: Over-Comb with Emotion

In David O. Russell’s warm-hearted and hilarious film, con-artists Sydney and Irving are lovers entrapped by an ambitious FBI agent and forced to participate in a far-reaching sting.  1,330 more words

Review: American Hustle

American Hustle

Director: David O. Russell
Cast: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner


FBI enlists a con artist Irving Rosenfeld and his partner Sydney Prosser in an elaborate sting operation to entrap corrupt politicians. 371 more words


American Hustle (2013, David O. Russell)


Ignoring the stringent regulations long placed on the heist picture, American Hustle is a relaxed and charming film that gets lost and loses focus in the best sort of way. 1,032 more words

Best Screenplay Oscar Nominees