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  • Scott Foundas' Top 10 Films of 2013

    Small-time dreamers and big-time schemers were everywhere at the movies this year -- so much so that by the time David O. Russell's "American Hustle" arrived, its title seemed to encapsulate the very spirit of the times. Everywhere you turned in 2013,...
  • Why the Oscars Best Supporting Actor Race Is a Hot Mess

    This year's Oscar race has had bloggers buzzing about the most cutthroat best actor category in years-with at least seven "locks" for five slots-but there's an even bigger logjam in the supporting actor contest. When the nominees are announced in January,...
  • Has David O. Russell gone all soft and cuddly?

    Has David O. Russell gone all soft and cuddly?
    Toward the end of "American Hustle," the new film from comedy-drama laureate David O. Russell, a man describes his hard-won epiphany. "The art of survival," says the character, a con man played with toupee-ish shiftiness by Christian Bale, "is a story...
  • Gene Kelly plays way against type in the 1944 noir 'Christmas Holiday'

    Gene Kelly plays <i>way</i> against type in the 1944 noir 'Christmas Holiday'
    Looking over the Siskel Film Center schedule recently, a little-known film from 1944 called "Christmas Holiday" starring Gene Kelly caught my eye. Hang on. Hang on! Gene Kelly made a Christmas movie? How have I missed this? "It's one of the oddest...
  • 'Prisoners': Bright Hopes for Jackman, Gyllenhaal's Dark Thriller

    "Prisoners," an ambitious drama about two kidnapped children, could be a surprise entry at this year's Oscars. Although the film isn't a lock for major nominations ("12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" are considered the frontrunners), it's a darkhorse with a...
  • Film Review: 'American Hustle'

    You've seen smoother, more elegant con movies than "American Hustle," but probably none quite so big-hearted or so rudely, insistently entertaining. As directed by that master of modern farce, David O. Russell, this sprawling fictionalized account of...
  • Christian Bale: Reluctant Movie Star Talks 'Furnace,' 'Hustle'

    Christian Bale has an intensity that seeps into performances which leave fans awestruck. His passion for his craft, however, does not include self-promotion. With a pair of compelling perfs to tubthump, the excruciatingly private star now has to do his...
  • Is Oscar Just a Weighting Game? Thesps Go to Physical Extremes

    The 40-50 pounds that Christian Bale packed on to play inveterate conman Irving Rosenfeld in David O. Russell's upcoming "American Hustle" appears all the more shocking when juxtaposed with the actor's reedthin crackhead Dicky Eklund in "The Fighter," his...
  • Melissa Leo finds her footing amid good and evil

    Melissa Leo finds her footing amid good and evil
    With her elaborate makeup and creepy mien, Melissa Leo plays one of several memorable characters in "Prisoners," Denis Villeneuve's child-snatching thriller that became a hit when it was released in September. But Leo wasn't so sure we should see her in...
  • 'Hustle' Ups Ante for Charles Roven, David O. Russell

    David O. Russell's latest film, "American Hustle," is very loosely based on the Abscam sting operation of the late '70s/early '80s that resulted in the conviction of several congressmen and a New Jersey state senator, among others, on bribery charges. But...
  • Actors Playing Real-Life People Abound in Awards Films

    True stories have always attracted the attention of Hollywood, but perhaps no year in recent memory has seen so many prominent actors playing real people. From Matthew McConaughey's turn as Ron Woodroof in "Dallas Buyers Club" to Leonardo DiCaprio...
  • Film Review: 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa'

    If the "Jackass" movies have always spit exuberantly in the face of age and mortality, it's fitting that co-creators Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze and Jeff Tremaine have now given us one devoted to Knoxville's octogenarian alter ego, Irving Zisman....