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    'American Hustle': When Brilliant Acting is More than Enough

    Bradley Cooper in pink hair curlers says it all. So does Christian Bale's giant pot belly and glued-down combover, and Jennifer Lawrence's poufy blonde 'do. It makes sense that a film about small-time cons reinventing themselves and a big FBI scam never quite lets you forget that you're watching b...

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    Review: Powerful & Confused 'Out Of The Furnace' Starring Christian Bale & Casey Affleck

    In telling the story of a fundamentally decent man's descent into violence and retribution, Scott Cooper's “Out of the Furnace” plants its cues of chilly neo-noir in the claustrophobic corners of America's Rust Belt, and then nearly gets away with its own high-minded meditations. Loyalty and consequ...

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    Out of the Furnace

    Director and co-writer Scott Cooper never finds a way to transform his working-class parable into a meaningful story in "Out of the Furnace."

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    Watch: Christian Bale Explains The Art Of The Con In Clip From 'American Hustle'

    Fresh off a Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress win at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards yesterday, and with the first wave of mostly very positive reviews landing today, it looks like David O. Russell's sexy ensemble comedy/drama "American Hustle" is going to go off like a ...

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    Review: David O. Russell's 'American Hustle' Is Snazzy And Fun -- With a Purpose

    Story comes second to Russell over the rhythms of well-timed bickering, which is a blessing and a curse in "American Hustle"

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    Christian Bale in the Brutal, Steel-Town Drama 'Out Of The Furnace'

    In Steve McQueen's artful 12 Years a Slave and Peter Berg's fraught Lone Survivor (opening soon), the violence is difficult to sit through, but worth it for those films' serious drama and wrenching realism. Scott Cooper's Out of the Furnace doesn't come close to justifying its extreme brutality. Thi...

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    Christian Bale Thinks He'll Be Cut From The Untitled Terrence Malick Film; Shot Less Days Than Scheduled

    And so 2013 draws to a close, and even though production started on two different, new Terrence Malick films back in 2011, there is still no sign of either "Knight Of Cups" or his Untitled Music Scene project. Both movies feature extensive, starry cast members who dropped by to work on the movie at ...

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    Watch: Over 1 Hour Of Interviews With Christian Bale For 'Out Of The Furnace'

    Christian Bale is a chameleon; a man who enjoys putting himself through torture (in an acting sense) to achieve the proper character (see his work in “The Machinist” as proof). With two very different films coming out within weeks of each other, Scott Cooper’s “Out of the Furnace” and David O. Russe...

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    Watch: Christian Bale & Amy Adams Bond Over Duke Ellington In Clip From 'American Hustle'

    Chatting as we do around the water cooler from time to time, before various members of The Playlist team headed to parts unknown for Thanksgiving weekend, we got to talking about "American Hustle." And more specifically, about what music might be found in the movie that really revels in its '70s/'80...

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