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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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    David O. Russell Wants To Make A Musical With Amy Adams Plus ‘American Hustle’ Clip & Full Soundtrack Details

    After tantalizing glimpses of David O. Russell's “American Hustle” through its trailer and six-minute preview at AFI Fest, the end result has screened for critics and indeed it seems another mostly solid hit for the “Silver Linings Playbook” director. Alongside its major NYFCC awards win, our review...

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    Watch: 80-Minute Talk With David O. Russell Plus 8 Minutes Of 'American Hustle' Behind The Scenes Footage & More

    After tantalizing glimpses of David O. Russell's “American Hustle” through its trailer and a six-minute preview at AFI Fest, the end result has screened for critics and indeed it seems another mostly solid hit for the “Silver Linings Playbook” director. Alongside its major NYFCC awards win, our revi...

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    'American Hustle' is Flashy, Funky and Full of Unforgettable Performances: A Recap of the Reviews So Far

    With David O. Russell's "American Hustle" a mere week away from being released, reviews of the "Goodfellas"-esque crime and corruption drama have been steadily pouring in.

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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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    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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    Watch: 'American Hustle' Brings The Con In New TV Spot & Pictures

    Well "American Hustle" is done and now showing, with SAG getting the first official awards season screening over the weekend. And the heat continues to build around the movie with big events planned around the country but first, here's a bit more footage.

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    Things I Learned at the First Screening of David O. Russell's 'American Hustle' (VIDEO)

    David O. Russell's "American Hustle" screened for the first time November 24, followed by a Q & A. Anne Thompson gives the skinny on this much-anticipated awards contender.

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    Watch: THR Directors Round Table with McQueen, Cuaron, Greengrass, Russell, Stiller and Daniels (VIDEO)

    Next up in the Hollywood Reporter's roundtable discussions is the Directors panel. THR assembled Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave"), Paul Greengrass ("Captain Phillips"), David O. Russell ("American Hustle"), Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity"), Ben Stiller ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty") and Lee Daniels...

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    David O. Russell Reveals He Wrote A Horror Movie That Eli Roth Might Direct

    As David O. Russell himself admits in yesterday's THR 50-minute directors roundtable (watch it here), his post-"I Heart Huckabees" period (which included the still-unreleased "Nailed," which recently got an MPAA rating) was a fallow period as a director (he's called 'Huckabees' his least favorite fi...

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