Joy (2015) Movie Review: A Little Joy

In a scene somewhere towards the middle of Joy, Jennifer Lawrence is thrust on a stage, in front of a camera to sell a self-wringing mop she invented. It is a moment of liberation, literally and figuratively; as Jennifer encapsulates the realisation her character has that this is her moment in the sun. This is possibly the only chance she has to rid herself of the routine mundane and often stressful life she lead and enter a world of success; her chance at a fairy tale ending. It is this sense of redemption and empowerment that drives Joy though as a satisfying experience despite the flaws.Continue reading “Joy (2015) Movie Review: A Little Joy”

American Hustle (2013) Movie Review: Screwball Fun, Scorsese Style

Language : English | Running Time : 138 Minutes | Director : David O. Russell

Two con artists, lovers – Irving Rosenfeld(Christian Bale) and Sydney Prosser(Amy Adams), when finally coming to terms about what they feel and what has been imposed on them have a moment together in a room and Sydney Prosser says “We’ve got to get one over all these guys”. For a caper movie, there’s nothing better than having a con being pulled with exquisite brilliance after such a proclamation. If pulled in a style that’s closely associated with Martin Scorsese, it only ends up becoming an exciting experience. The third film in what I call the reincarnation of David O.RussellAmerican Hustle has a cast which is a pot-pourri of actors from his two brilliant previous films – The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook and a story loosely based on the ABSCAM sting from the late 70s.Continue reading “American Hustle (2013) Movie Review: Screwball Fun, Scorsese Style”