| 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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:15 AM
In a strong year for directors, Oscar voters took notice.
The academy's directors branch chose a veritable who's who of English-language filmmakers, nominating Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave"), Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity"), David O. Russell ("American...
| 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,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:19 PM
Jennifer Lawrence has many admirers, from the legions of "Hunger Games" and "X-Men" fans to critics to awards voters — the latter evidenced by her Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook" and her recent New York Film Critics honor for supporting...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:55 PM
"12 Years a Slave," which led the way Tuesday in Spirit Award nominations, has been screening for film academy members since its strong debut earlier this fall at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals. Despite a wealth of opportunities, many Oscar...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Continuing its late surge through Hollywood's never-ending awards season, director David O. Russell's con game story "American Hustle" won a leading three trophies at the Golden Globes — including best musical or comedy — while the slavery...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:41 PM
"American Hustle," the new Abscam-inspired con movie by David O. Russell, finds the director of "The Fighter" and "Silver Linings Playbook" getting the old gang back together, including actors Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer...
| 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...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 6:42 PM
With her second Golden Globe win in as many years, "American Hustle" star Jennifer Lawrence has continued her rapid evolution from fresh-faced ingenue to polished Hollywood powerhouse.
It was only in 2010 that Lawrence first appeared on critics',...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:26 AM
There are all kinds of film festivals and almost every one hands out some sort of award.
But even with virtually every major city on the planet now hosting a trophy-dispensing movie gathering, there's still just one honor that truly matters: the People'...
| 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.