Tag Archives: David O. Russell

Best Actress Contenders: JOY, ROOM, BROOKLYN

But If You Try Sometimes… Joy was sold to us through an excellent teaser, cut to The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Don’t believe everything you see on TV. David O. Russell directs and writes the Cinderella story of Joy Magnano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop, a household product that […]

AMERICAN HUSTLE + THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

David O. Russell’s American Hustle is a fractured fairy tale of cons and corruption, starting with the epigraph, “Some of this actually happened.” What did actually happen was the Abscam scandal (short for “Arab scam”) of 1979-1980, in which the FBI used small-time con artists to bribe public officials. Not one to settle for mere facts, Russell […]