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The Fighter (2010)

2016 #80
David O. Russell | 115 mins | streaming (HD) | 2.35:1 | USA / English | 15 / R

Oscar-winning true-story drama that relates the early career of boxer Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg), a coulda-been-a-contender type held back by the training of his half-brother, ex-boxer turned drug addict Dicky (Christian Bale), and the management of his controlling mother (Melissa Leo), not to mention the cadre of harpy-ish sisters. 712 more words

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Tracy Scott: Honoring the Work of a Woman We Never Noticed Even Though She Worked on 5 Best Picture Nominees

Just over two weeks ago, the film industry lost a woman who was an instrumental part of the creative teams behind loads of movies you’ve probably heard of ( 1,432 more words

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Joy - review

Based on the true story of Joy Mangano, the inventor of the miracle mop.

This movie is the third team up between director David O Russell and Jennifer Lawrence and while there are many successful director/ actor combos such as Scorsese and DiCaprio or Almodovar and Cruz or Burton and Depp, the supporting cast using changes but with Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper joining in also, it is starting to feel a bit like lazy and complacent filmmaking. 97 more words


Joy (2015)

Despite the generally low reviews from critics, Joy actually serves as a strong biopic centered on inventor Joy Mangano and led by amazing performances from Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro.   365 more words

Review: Joy (2015)

Joy (2015)

The name David O. Russell – just seeing this name – is enough to send shivers down my spine. To my mind, this filmmaker is beyond abysmal when bad and very seldom the polar opposite. 436 more words

Andrew Mackay

Review: American Hustle (2013)

American Hustle (2013)

I knew it.  I bloody well knew it.  After a string of mostly undercooked exploits with the likes of Three Kings and I Heart Huckabees, co-writer /director David O. 722 more words

Andrew Mackay

REVIEW: 'Joy' (2015)

Title: ‘Joy’
2015, USA
Director: David O. Russell
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez

Joy is a brilliant young woman whose dreams are constantly suffocated by her daily duties towards her family. 202 more words