| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:00 AM
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...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:55 AM
The Academy Awards' reigning best actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, and best actress, Jennifer Lawrence, will join this year's ceremony as presenters, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced.
Day-Lewis is a three-time Oscar winner, most...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:43 PM
“American Hustle,” writer-director David O. Russell’s fanciful retelling of the late 1970s Abscam government corruption scandal, was named the best motion picture, comedy or musical Sunday at the Golden Globe Awards.
The win comes a...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:15 AM
— Maya Forbes knew the story all too well, but she waited a long time to write a script based on her childhood.
It's understandable why the writer-director wasn't rushing. Her father was manic-depressive, and when her mother left their Cambridge,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Walking slowly, with the aid of a retractable cane, Philomena Lee, the 80-year-old Irishwoman who inspired the Oscar-nominated drama "Philomena," appeared under the towering marble rotunda of Los Angeles' City Hall this month to receive the latest of...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:51 PM
As is usually the case, the mood was a convivial one at this year's Academy Award nominees luncheon, which throws together big-name stars and directors as well as animators, musicians, editors and other fellow contenders for Oscar gold.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
This time last year, while Bradley Cooper was making the rounds for his Oscar-nominated lead actor turn in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," he was also getting ready to get back in the ring with Russell for "American Hustle." The day after...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:30 AM
When the Toronto International Film Festival announced its high-profile premieres on Tuesday, the lineup was filled with the expected prestige — an adaptation of a Pulitzer Prize-winning work starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts ("August: Osage...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"I'm afraid everybody's going to get sick of me," Jennifer Lawrence fretted at the Golden Globes last Sunday.
Ostensibly, this is a legitimate worry and not false modesty, because for the past year the actress has been kind of inescapable.
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Writer-director David O. Russell sweats the details. For "American Hustle," his new film loosely based on the FBI's Abscam sting investigating political corruption in the 1970s, that meant mulling everything "from the clothes to the comb over." But that...