Posts Tagged ‘David O. Russell’


Posted on January 7th, 2016 by Joseph A. Hazani

  Joy is a film which is honest in the portrayal of what it takes to become greatly successful in this world, and how the finish line in the race towards finding success is only the starting line of a different set of complications. It’s enjoyable to see a film that does not pre-suppose its […]

Silver Lining’s Playbook

Posted on September 18th, 2014 by Joseph A. Hazani

What exactly is a mental disorder? Is it a personality or brain behavior that is abnormal, or unusual when measured against the typical, the ordinary, the mediocre, the average? Are those with such mentalities that differ from the mean disturbed or at least unnatural and therefore must be medicated? Clearly, as we can see in […]

American Hustle

Posted on January 10th, 2013 by Joseph A. Hazani

  The film begins when the protagonist, Irving, makes a bold statement: he will not be like his father when he grows up. Clearly coming from an immigrant family, Irving sees that it is the con men who rule his neighborhood. Of course, making such a monumental life decision at the age of 10 doesn’t […]