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?
Walter is pure evil. Margaret is pure good. And that is Big Eye‘s undoing.
“American Hustle” has its flaws, major and minor, but it’s very entertaining and contains some great performances, especially by the female cast members.
Director Paul Thomas Anderson doesn’t provide answers nor does he pose questions: the ambiguity of his characters and his confounding storytelling style are what drive “The Master.”