Tag Archives: Hustle

Oscars: Why ‘American Hustle’ went home empty handed

One of the more interesting and unlikely developments from this past weekend’s Academy Awards telecast was David O. Russell’s film American Hustle managing to lose in each of the ten categories it was nominated in. Historically, 0-fors almost never happen. Recent examples include Gangs of New York and True Grit,[...]

Oscars: Get to know a Best Picture nominee: “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Directed by: Martin Scorsese Written by: Terence Winter Main cast members: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, Cristin Milioti, Jean Dujardin, P.J. Byrne, Jon Favreau, Christine Ebersole, Shea Whigham, and Joanna Lumley Number of Oscar nominations in total: 5 Other nominations besides Best Picture: Best Director[...]

Oscars: Get to know a Best Picture nominee: “Philomena”

Directed by: Stephen Frears Written by: Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope Main cast members: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham, Peter Hermann, and Sean Mahon Number of Oscar nominations in total: 4 Other nominations besides Best Picture: Best Actress (Dench), Best Adapted Screenplay (Coogan and Pope), and Best Original Score Notable precursor[...]

“Footloose” director Craig Brewer on the importance of the Hollywood Film Festival and his planned Q&A

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “Footloose” director Craig Brewer views his career in reverse. He never would have been able to attempt the remake of the classic 1984 dance drama if not for “Black Snake Moan.” And he never would have received the opportunity to make “Black Snake Moan” if it wasn’t[...]