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Gallagher Says - A Life Less Ordinary

In my search for films by one of my favourite directors, Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, and 127 Hours), I came across A Life Less Ordinary. 554 more words

'Joy' is an underdog tale that had the potential to be more overcoming and have a more satisfying conclusion.

Joy is the story of a family across four generations and the woman who rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty. 228 more words

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David O. Russell's "Joy" (2015)

In 2015, director David O. Russell was 57 years old and in the prime of his career. He had made a succession of three increasingly well-received features, and there seemed to be no end in sight to his hot streak.   2,368 more words

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David O. Russell's "American Hustle" (2013)

A few years ago, I was working as an assistant to a talent and literary manager at a powerhouse firm on the Sunset Strip.  On any given day, I might have a brush with one of the world’s most famous faces, or listen in on a phone pitch for a project that would eventually come to dominate the cultural conversation.   1,727 more words

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What's wrong with Joy?

Joy: when I saw the trailers, I really wanted to see it. However, people kept telling me it would be a waste of time, cause the movie was not that good. 356 more words

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Joy ***(Out of 4)

Consensus: “Joy” doesn’t reach the heights of previous collaborations between director David O’Russell and Jennifer Lawrence but it is well an interesting story and it has some great performances.

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David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012)

Academy Award Wins: Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrence)

The long, languishing period between 2004’s I HEART HUCKABEES and 2010’s THE FIGHTER yielded little in the way of creative output from director David O. 1,524 more words

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