david o russell

JOY Trailer Two Shows More Plot With Less Impact

Joy still looks like serious awards bait – but this second trailer lacks the punch of the first. David O.Russell knows how to deliver but I get the feeling that this won’t be as good as Silver Linings Play Book or American Hustle. At [...]

October 21, 2015

UK Poster For AMERICAN HUSTLE Shows Off 70s Fashion

Here’s the UK quad poster for David O. Russell’s American Hustle (is it any different from the US one?). At this point I think we all know that this is going to score some major awards gold over the next few months. I’d bet pretty heavily on [...]

November 23, 2013

David O. Russell And Acting Muscle Unite For AMERICAN HUSTLE

David O. Russell’s American Hustle is going to be a major awards contender this year. A cast made-up of Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner is a pretty impressive line-up (how many Oscar nominations and [...]

November 4, 2013

The BAFTA Film Awards 2013 Winners List

Ben Affleck’s career resurgence is now complete. Affleck’s Argo scored three Baftas last night in London (I was there, but more on that later), and it really does look like the thriller will take home the best picture at the Academy Awards – [...]

February 11, 2013

Book Review: THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Matthew Quick’s The Silver Linings Playbook is something of a mini-masterpiece. It’s difficult for an author to balance comedy and drama (it’s much easier on film), but Quick manages to do it. He delivers a novel which is light and breezy to [...]

November 14, 2012

George Clooney: Movie Star Part 1

There are movie stars and then there is George Clooney. The man is the epitome of old style charm and charisma and he has been compared to Cary Grant on so many occasions that it would be superfluous to do so here. I’m going to take a look at his [...]

April 6, 2012