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Early Oscar Talk: Sorting out phony hopefuls from contenders

Early Oscar Talk: Sorting out phony hopefuls from contenders

By Shawn Cooke and Dan Sostek / The Pitt News Staff

December 4, 2014


Filed under Culture, Movies

Earlier this week, the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) and the National Board of Review released their awards for the best films of the year. Many movie pundits on the web are quick to tweak their Oscar frontrunners based on these early awards, but it’s only December, and momentum can shift before ...

‘American Hustle’: Smooth, stylish and utterly scatterbrained

‘American Hustle’: Smooth, stylish and utterly scatterbrained

By Shawn Cooke / Staff Writer

January 8, 2014


Filed under Archives

"American Hustle"Directed by: David O. RussellStarring: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy AdamsGrade: CAbout a third of the way into “American Hustle,” FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) visits con artist Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) in her cramped jail cell, fit for an asylum. In an attempt to wo...

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