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David O. Russell

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    BEST FILMS OF 2013

    I am absolutely certain about the top three films on this list. But the further down we go, the more absurd it seems to rank films as different as the Coen Brothers' wonderfully layered look at a struggling folk singer in the 60's and Martin Scorsese's bacchanalia of 80's excess.

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    Watch: New Clip From 'American Hustle' Plus 30-Minute Interview With Director David O. Russell

    This Friday sees the expanded release of David O. Russell’s delirious “American Hustle” and with the awards contender facing some stiff competition at the box office, you better believe a blitz is on with the director and his cast doing their bit to entice audiences to take a chance on the virtuoso ...

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    David O. Russell Talks 'American Hustle' in Dubai, Redemption, Scorsese and Embracing "Muscular" Cinema

    Is there a filmmaker of recent times who's enjoyed a more impressive career rebound than David O. Russell? Before "The Fighter" in 2010, Russell's career was in tatters, and in danger of flatlining for good. But that shrewd blend of "Rocky"-style boxing saga and family psychodrama marked a magnifice...

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    Watch: David O. Russell Breaks Down A Scene From 'American Hustle' Plus 10-Minute Academy Talk With Cast

    The best way to watch “American Hustle” is to go into the theater knowing as little as possible. David O. Russell’s film weaves in and out of the lives of these characters in such a way as it’s best to be introduced not knowing what will happen next. That said, if you have already seen the film or a...

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    10th Dubai International Film Festival Closes With 'American Hustle'

    During the 10th Dubai International Film Festival, which closed last weekend with a gala screening of 'American Hustle' and a typically lavish bash near the city centre, Martin Sheen turned up to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award, '12 Years A Slave' and 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' played along...

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    Review: In David O. Russell's 'American Hustle,' It's All About the Women

    In David O. Russell's "American Hustle," the really important things are happening right before our eyes: Jennifer Lawrence becoming the most potent synthesis of comedy and feline sexuality to hit the screen for half a century. Amy Adams coming in a close second. And Russell managing to make a movie...

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    Review: David O. Russell's Delirious & Virtuoso 'American Hustle' With Christian Bale, Amy Adams & More

    Since making his “comeback” in 2010 with “The Fighter,” David O. Russell has become a filmmaker to admire and respect—but not necessarily love. Both that film and “Silver Linings Playbook” expertly executed their narrative formulas, drawing adoration critical and commercial praise alike, but neither...

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    American Hustle

    On the plus side of the ledger, Russell enables his cast to inhabit some colorful, downright transformative, characters. (Photo by Francois Duhamel)

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    David O. Russell Talks 'American Hustle,' Enchantment, Opera, Musicals, The Immersion of Christian Bale & More

    Filmmaker David O. Russell has energy and enthusiasm to burn. “The Silver Lining’s Playbook” director is three for three now in his new era that includes “The Fighter” and his latest picture, “American Hustle” (review here). Starring the spectacular all-star cast of Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradle...

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    David O. Russell Talks 'American Hustle,' His Unusual Directing Method and Christian Bale's Look with NPR (Plus Anatomy of a Scene VIDEO)

    David O. Russell sat down with NPR's All Things Considered December 11 to talk "American Hustle," which over the past couple weeks has jumped to head of the class as an Oscar contender. Highlights from the interview, below, as well as the New York Times' video feature Anatomy of a Scene on "Hustle."

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