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    Watch: Impressive Reel from Annapurna Pictures Featuring 'American Hustle,' 'Her' and More

    It's no secret that 2013 was a great year for cinema, with terrific films breaking the boundaries of genre, budget and international appeal. One particular production company has managed to bring an especially impressive set of films onto its roster.

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    David O. Russell's Sight and Sound Poll Reveals Director's Key Influences (CLIPS)

    Check out Oscar nominee David O. Russell's ("American Hustle") top ten list for the British Film Institute's Sight and Sound poll.

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    Oscar Nominee Christian Bale Holds His Roles to a High Standard, from 'American Hustle' to 'Out of the Furnace,' on DVD/Blu-ray March 11

    Christian Bale has shown intensity, shape-shifting and commitment in roles that are more consistently memorable than most actors can claim over a long career. He doesn't agree-- a sign of the high standards to which he holds himself. Clearly he knows how to pick roles-- and deliver. He finally lande...

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    Nine Things I Learned at the Hilarious Santa Barbara Film Fest Tribute to David O. Russell (VIDEO)

    At the upbeat Santa Barbara International Film Festival best director tribute to David O. Russell, the Oscar-nominated man behind "American Hustle" and "Silver Linings Playbook" (who infamously called Lily Tomlin the c-word to her face in 2004) had us all in stitches. While Russell can get testy or ...

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    David O. Russell Drama Goes To ABC, Bill Cosby Returning To Primetime & More

    The small screen continues to be a place of refuge for filmmakers looking to create work outside the tentpole-crazed studio system and the latest carpetbagger is none other than David O. Russell getting in on the action. Per Deadline, the “American Hustle” director is teaming up with “Erin Brockovic...

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    ABC Orders a Country Club Drama From David O. Russell Straight to Series

    David O. Russell's shaping up to have a good year on the small screen as well as the big. The "American Hustle" director and current Oscar nominee is headed to television with a still untitled drama project based on a story from him and "Erin Brockovich" writer Susannah Grant,

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    Why 'American Hustle' Is Not This Year's 'Silver Linings Playbook', At Least to Oscar

    Though "American Hustle" and "Silver Linings Playbook" seem to share more than a few things in common, the former is in far better position to make a serious play for this year's Best Picture Academy Award.

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    25 Movies That Defined The Sundance Film Festival

    As you might have noticed from the wall-to-wall level of coverage over the last week or so, the Sundance Film Festival has grown considerably from its humble beginnings back in 1978, when it was inaugurated as the Utah/US Film Festival and had a remit to showcase exclusively American-made independen...

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    Was Jennifer Lawrence Too Young to Play Rosalyn in 'American Hustle'?

    Age is just a number. But what if that number is 23 and you're Jennifer Lawrence, whose Golden Globe winning role in "American Hustle" some critics have said is too mature for her age?

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