Tag Archives: Jennifer Lawrence

December 13

American Hustle – David O’Russell exceesds expectations. (Film Review)

It’s difficult to pin down what is particularly brilliant about American Hustle, except to say that the layers will be revealed in greater depth in future years; it is one of the most perfectly cast films you will ever see; and it stems largely from a transformation of a certain genre it seeks to subvert […]

November 19

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Francis Lawrence brings us an even better round two. (film review)

There is an interesting and surprising theme in Catching Fire, the second of the phenomenally successful The Hunger Games trilogy ( inevitably to come out as four films) that sees love as the central motivator for young sixteen year old girls being posited against the falseness of love as an instrument of media manipulation. It […]

January 31

The Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell gives us a rom-com for the severely depressed. (film Review)

I wasn’t’ sure if I would like The Silver Linings Playbook when I went in to see this film, and now that I am out I’m still not sure if I like it or not. There are some really great things about it:  A different take on the rom-com, Jennifer Lawrence, Jackie Weaver, Bradley Cooper […]