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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


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


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


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


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.


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