American Hustle

The Best Female Film Performances of 2013 | 7 Jan 2014 // 8:16 PM

It was a particularly strong year for women in film. These sensational performances remind us that, when all is said and done, it's character and how an actor or actress creates them that matters as much to a movie as a script, a director, or an idea.

The Best Male Film Performances of 2013 | 7 Jan 2014 // 8:14 PM

The best male film performances highlight how masculinity, managed within a more considered and complete character overview, can turn even the most rugged rogue into an equally strong if sensitive cinematic center.


At It's Worst, 'American Hustle' Is a Rollicking Comedy | 3 Apr 2014 // 1:00 AM

Scene for scene, American Hustle may be most David O. Russell's most aesthetically pleasing film.

David O. Russell Tells a Great Story in 'American Hustle' | 13 Dec 2013 // 3:48 AM

American Hustle is not only about the awkwardly intricate and emblematic fictions designated "Abscam", but also about the stories the scammers tell themselves,


Best Supporting Actress: Is It Too Early to Give J-Law Another Oscar? | 12 Dec 2013 // 8:00 AM

Jennifer Lawrence walks off with American Hustle. If awards for Best Supporting Actress are made of something different, we don’t know what that is.

The Power of Intention: 'American Hustle' | 6 Dec 2013 // 1:16 AM

It's so satisfying. It's so suspect. It's so '70s. And it's so good.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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