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American Hustle, Abscam, and What it Means to America

Larry Pressler | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
Larry Pressler

American Hustle provides very timely reminder of the almost-forgotten Abscam scandal that sent several members of Congress and one US Senator to jail. And even more forgotten is the small role I played in turning down a bribe in the Abscam matter.

The New American Hustle

Robert Kuttner | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Watching the film American Hustle, we can enjoy a sublime, over-the-top '70s show, as well as some civic satisfaction that some corrupt officials actually went to prison. Meanwhile, the ultimate American Hustlers are still on the street, laughing all the way to the bank.

American Hustle

Francis Levy | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Amy Adams's breasts should be nominated for an Academy Award. Would that there were a category for best supporting (or in this case best unsupported) ...

What American Hustle Doesn't Tell You About ABSCAM

James Zogby | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

There was another dimension of ABSCAM which American Hustle doesn't consider and media reviews have ignored and that is the impact ABSCAM had on Arab Americans.

Popcorn Preview: American Hustle

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

American Hustle (2013) Cast includes: Christian Bale (The Fighter), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Amy Adams (The Fighter), Jeremy Renner (...

American Hustle -- a Mob Movie You Can Believe In

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Corinna Clendenen

Russell got so much right in this film, from the women who are as smart and savvy as the men to the wide ties and the slit dresses to the right-on sound track. The only thing that seems off is the intermittent, irregular voiceovers.

ReThink Review: American Hustle -- David O. Russell Assembles His All-Stars

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

It's hard to believe that David O. Russell's first feature film was an incest comedy called Spanking the Monkey. Now, with his track record of critically-acclaimed dramedies, he has his pick of Hollywood's A-list talent, some of whom reached that level because of him.

Movie Review: American Hustle

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At heart, American Hustle is about love among con artists - is it ever real? Or is it always a con? And how can you tell the difference?