MOVIE REVIEW: American Hustle

David O. Russell’s latest film, American Hustle, opens with a title card indicating that “Some of these things actually happened”. It’s a light comic touch very much indicative of the comic stylings of the film as a whole. American Hustle is a darkly comic interpretation of the ABSCAM sting operation of the 1970s and 80s, […]

Movie Review: OUT OF THE FURNACE

One part crime thriller and two parts family drama, Scott Cooper’s Out of the Furnace boasts strong performances and a compelling look at the disintegration of the American Rust Belt. It is, however, a difficult movie to watch — not just because of its subject matter, but also because of its sadly squandered potential. Russell […]