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  • N.Y. Film Critics name 'American Hustle' best film of the year

    David O. Russell's Abscam-inspired con story, "American Hustle," was named best film of 2013 on Tuesday by the New York Film Critics Circle. The film, which opens Dec. 13, also won awards for supporting actress Jennifer Lawrence and screenplay writers...
  • 'American Hustle' ensemble puts the 'con' in confidence

    When you hear the words "con man," "American Hustle" filmmaker David O. Russell says, you need to know that "con" comes from "confidence," and that rather than having its roots solely in swindling, a "con artist" is somebody who really believes in what...
  • Golden Globes nominations: Lead actors Redford, Isaac earn nods

    Golden Globes nominations: Lead actors Redford, Isaac earn nods
    Don't get him wrong: Even after more than 50 years in the business, Robert Redford was thrilled early Thursday to hear he was nominated for a Golden Globe award. But that didn't mean he was ready to let the news interrupt his sleep schedule. When news...
  • How early awards might shake up Oscar predictions

    How early awards might shake up Oscar predictions
    It's mid-December, and everybody's a winner, what with critics' prizes and best-ofs and award nominations being announced seemingly around the clock. Has any of this changed the best picture race? And how are the documentary and foreign-language...
  • Review: 'American Hustle' shakes things up in madcap style

    David O. Russell is a director on a hot streak, an audacious original with an affinity for edgy American madness. His dizzying, outlandishly entertaining "American Hustle" is a 21-first century screwball farce about 20th-century con men, scam artists...
  • 'American Hustle': Inside the Amy Adams-Jennifer Lawrence kiss

    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...
  • 'American Hustle' director David O. Russell on his 'new chapter'

    "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...
  • 'American Hustle': David O. Russell on fact versus fiction

    'American Hustle': David O. Russell on fact versus fiction
    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...
  • For Golden Globes, defining what is a comedy is serious business

    For Golden Globes, defining what is a comedy is serious business
    A spiteful, drug-addicted matriarch with mouth cancer can't find her husband. A folk singer has nowhere to sleep and few paying gigs. A depressive alcoholic thinks he's won some money, but he hasn't. If these plots don't sound comical, well, you must...
  • 'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields

     'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields
    "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" became the best picture front-runners after flooring audiences at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, and little has changed in the ensuing weeks. Naturally, then, given their estimable craft, both movies are also...
  • 'American Hustle' director David O. Russell's musical musings

    'American Hustle' director David O. Russell's musical musings
    For writer-director David O. Russell, getting the music just right is a huge part of making movies. One testament to his dedication is that he has repeatedly requested to license songs from the notoriously picky rock band Led Zeppelin — and...
  • Bradley Cooper, Suki Waterhouse step out for 'American Hustle'

    Bradley Cooper, Suki Waterhouse step out for 'American Hustle'
    Bradley Cooper has officially stepped out with his latest girlfriend, Suki Waterhouse. The "American Hustle" star, 38, and British Burberry model, 21, attended the world premiere of the film at the Ziegfeld Theater on Sunday in New York City....