American Hustle

Jazz Commentary: Russell’s “Hustle,” The Duke of Ellington, and Me

August 9, 2020
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What exactly did the Duke’s music symbolize to Russell’s shifty characters, two upwardly mobile lowlifes more anxious to fleece the world than fall in love?

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Movie Review: The Ten Best Films of 2013 — Our Lists

December 28, 2013
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The most unfairly maligned film of the year: Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor.” The most overrated movie of the year, which gave me a mammoth headache: “American Hustle.”

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Film Review: A Gleefully Subversive “American Hustle”

December 20, 2013
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“American Hustle” has its flaws, major and minor, but it’s very entertaining and contains some great performances, especially by the female cast members.

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