Inside ‘American Hustle’: David O. Russell Takes His All-Star Cast on Wild Ride to the ’70s

This story first appeared in OscarWrap: Nominations Preview

There’s never been a film quite like “American Hustle.”

The bellbottoms, big hair, coke snorting and propulsive pop soundtrack evoke earlier ’70s throwbacks, like “Boogie Nights” and “Anchorman. And the story of crooked politicians, charming con artists and the feds who bring them together is reminiscent of caper movies like “Ocean’s Eleven.” Yet “American Hustle” still defies all expectations — it’s funny and tragic, often at the same moment, and a masterpiece of shifting moods.  Read More...


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