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David O. Russell

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  • Oscars: 'American Hustle's' David O. Russell is quite the character

    A populist confection with ambitions to high art. A hodgepodge whose messiness has generated both raves and criticism. A colorful throwback that is also surprisingly modern and relevant. David O. Russell's "American Hustle" is a series of entertaining...
  • David O. Russell's 'Joy' set for 2015, Jennifer Lawrence to star

    David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence are looking to bring "Joy" to the world for Christmas next year. Fox has set a Dec. 25, 2015, release date for the film, a rags-to-riches tale based on the life of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano. A holiday...
  • 'True Detective' music: 10 other great songs by the Handsome Family

    'True Detective' music: 10 other great songs by the Handsome Family
    Musically speaking, one of the best parts of the breakout success of “True Detective” is the window it opens into the world of the Handsome Family. The husband-wife duo of Brett and Rennie Sparks composed “Far From Any Road,”...
  • 'Catching Fire' Lifts Lionsgate Past $1 Billion at U.S. Box Office for 2013

    Lionsgate has topped $1 billion at the domestic box office this year, thanks to films "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Now You See Me." It's the second year in a row that Lionsgate has hit the milestone. In 2012, the studio became the first...
  • 2014 Oscars Predictions: Weekly Temperature Gauge (Updated)

    Every week until the Oscars on March 2, Variety's awards editor Tim Gray offers a rundown of the warming trends and cold fronts in our weekly "Temperature Gauge," in addition to his latest projections in each of the major awards categories. What's New...
  • Tongue-in-cheek holiday ads shake off the sugarcoating

    The hottest holiday commercials this season have ditched the heartwarming, home-for-the-holidays scenes to strike a dramatically different chord. Advertising executives have instead chosen sly humor over sentiment, as major marketers including...
  • 2013 a good year for films, a hard one for critics doing their 'best'

    Every December, 50-odd members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. meet and vote on a collective "best" of the movie year. Arguments are made, voices occasionally raised, but mostly there's a prevailing tedium to the day as members systematically move...
  • 'Hobbit' sequel tops 'Wolf of Wall Street' on Christmas Day

    Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" didn't steal quite enough box office riches to beat the "Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" on Wednesday. "Wolf of Wall Street," the Leonardo DiCaprio-starring dark comedy from Paramount Pictures and Red Granite...
  • Reel Critics: Between two worlds

    Reel Critics: Between two worlds
    A major studio making a movie about one of its own blockbuster hits sounds like a bad idea. The potential for self congratulation is obvious. But "Saving Mr. Banks" is a worthy Disney project that entertains on its own merits. Tom Hanks and Emma...
  • 'The Americans': FX Sets Season Two Premiere for Feb. 26

    The Cold War resumes Feb. 26 on FX with the season two bow of "The Americans." The Keri Russell-Matthew Rhys starrer will return to its Wednesday 10 p.m. berth in the first quarter, when FX will also have new episodes of "Justified" airing on Tuesdays....
  • Review: 'The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert A. Caro

    Review: 'The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert A. Caro
    The epic life of Lyndon Baines Johnson can be measured in many ways, but to me, the relevant unit is pages — 3,500 and counting. This year, a half-century after the wily Texan ascended to the White House in the wake of John F. Kennedy's...