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  • Golden Globes 2014: '12 Years,' 'Hustle,' Blanchett among top winners

    Golden Globes 2014: '12 Years,' 'Hustle,' Blanchett among top winners
    "12 Years a Slave" went into the 71st Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night with seven nominations but was passed over again and again. That is, until the last award of the evening, and arguably the best of them all. The harrowing portrayal of slavery in...
  • David O. Russell invites filmgoers to his latest enchanted world

    David O. Russell invites filmgoers to his latest enchanted world
    Has Duke Ellington ever saved your life? David O. Russell knows the answer to that particular question because Ellington's music has rescued him many times. It happened yesterday. It'll probably happen again tomorrow. And it also happens near the...
  • Christian Bale delivers straight talk on his 'American Hustle' con man

     Christian Bale delivers straight talk on his 'American Hustle' con man
    Sometimes, when adapting history for the big screen, a few fabrications are required. Take, for example, Irving Rosenfeld, the schlubby Bronx huckster Christian Bale plays in the period caper "American Hustle." A consummate swindler with a fondness...
  • Artful cons in 'Blue Jasmine,' 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'American Hustle'

    Artful cons in 'Blue Jasmine,' 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'American Hustle'
    American moviegoers love a good con man. Burt Lancaster won an Academy Award for playing one in 1960's "Elmer Gantry." Michael Douglas took home an Oscar in 1988 as master "Wall Street" manipulator Gordon Gekko. And Robert Redford got nominated for his...
  • Sundance 2014: 'Cold In July' jumps genre onto fest's main stage

    Sundance 2014: 'Cold In July' jumps genre onto fest's main stage
    Referring to a movie or filmmaker as “genre” is often a subtle way to undermine them, placing them in a specific, confined box and leaving them there. This, of course, overlooks the ways in which many of the greatest filmmakers, from Howard...
  • Amy Adams bares all about 'American Hustle's' emotional scenes

    Amy Adams bares all about 'American Hustle's' emotional scenes
    Amy Adams is scrolling through pictures on her mobile phone, looking for a selfie she sent fiancé Darren Le Gallo while making "American Hustle." "There," she says, handing the phone off. On screen is a picture of Adams, without makeup, her eyes as...
  • Oscar 2014 nominations reflect a sea change in academy's attitude

    Oscar 2014 nominations reflect a sea change in academy's attitude
    If, as has been said, the movie business is like a giant tanker ship that can't change course on a dime, this year's Oscar nominations show an organization in the midst of making that kind of adjustment in direction, moving slowly but steadily from the...
  • 'Dallas Buyers' director Jean-Marc Vallee emerges from the shadows

    It’s been a banner year for several high-profile directors. David O. Russell is reaching the apotheosis of his mid-career resurgence with “American Hustle.” After a series of well-regarded but little-seen art films, Steve McQueen is...
  • 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...
  • Doing whatever it takes for a spot at Sundance Film Festival

    Doing whatever it takes for a spot at Sundance Film Festival
    There's a small but established tradition of Sundance Film Festival directors turning their festival shorts into full-length Sundance features. But few in the 30-year history of the nation's top showcase for independent film had successfully attempted...
  • '12 Years a Slave' has meant sacrifice and rewards for director Steve McQueen

     '12 Years a Slave' has meant sacrifice and rewards for director Steve McQueen
    Not long after Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" premiered at the Telluride Film Festival last August, a friend cautioned the British director that his movie was "more important than you." It turned out to be far truer than anyone, including McQueen,...