Jennifer Lawrence

American Hustle Review

A solid, throwback long con period piece with an all star A-list cast, David O. Russell’s American Hustle assuredly isn’t one of the best films of the year like many year end critical organizations and best-of lists are positioning it to be, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad movie. It’s easy to recommend, well acted, and fun to watch, and I really don’t have many problems with it outside of maybe not fully being able to understand or buy into the hype surrounding it.

TFCA Announces 2013 Film Award Winners

The Toronto Film Critics Association have announced Inside Llewyn Davis as their pick for best film of the year and announced their three finalists for Best Canadian Feature to be announced in January, Here's a look at all of the winner's from this year's voting.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Review

With a director more accustomed to shooting good looking and well handled action sequences, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is just a slight notch better than its predecessor, but nearly every other positive and negative from the first film remains exactly the same.

Silver Linings Playbook Review

While he continues to court the mainstream following the success of The Fighter, director David O. Russell and Bradley Cooper in the best performance of his career help make Silver Linings Playbook one of the best Hollywood portrayals of mental illness to date, even if the film's final third is a really standard sort of romantic comedy.

Interview: The Silver Linings Playbook Crew

Dork Shelf sits down with director David O. Russell, former sexiest man alive Bradley Cooper, and rising superstar Jennifer Lawrence about their work on Silver Linings Playbook and creating a film about mental illness that keeps it as real as humanly possible.

House at the End of the Street Review

The good news about House at the End of the Street is that it’s not the aggressive swell of haunted house horror clichés that the trailers promised. Nope, this is actually somewhat of a traditional thriller that has more in common with a certain Hitchcock movie than it does with the latest direct-to-DVD genre rehash. Unfortunately, it’s not a very good thriller and the suspense/scares are doled out in such a dreary “slow burn” way that about as much time is spent developing a “battle of the bands” subplot as building up dread or atmosphere.

TIFF 2012 Reviews: Part 6

As TIFF 2012 finishes up its first weekend, our ongoing coverage looks at The Master, To the Wonder, High Park on Hudson, End of Watch, Aftershock, Sightseers, The Crimes of Mike Recket, No One Lives, and Midnight's Children.

This Week in DVD: 8/21/12

This week on DVD we look at the stellar Oscar winning foreign drama A Separation, Richard Linklater's unfortunately slept on Bernie, the direct to DVD efforts Breathless, A Girl Walks into a Bar, and the Dolph Lundgren starring One in the Chamber. Oh, and some indie film called The Hunger Games

Interview: Liam Hemsworth of The Hunger Games

We talk to The Hunger Games' Liam Hemsworth about the building of his character over the next few films of a highly anticipated franchise, working with co-star Jennifer Lawrence, and his disdain for reality television.

The Hunger Games Review

Transcending its young adult novel source, The Hunger Games rises above its modest trappings to become a truly great film. Well, that’s not entirely true, but much like some of the film’s characters would say, it’s close enough to spin it into something.

Interview: Josh Hutcherson of The Hunger Games

Dork Shelf got a chance to talk to talk to The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson about the pressures of adapting such a beloved story, his working relationship with Jennifer Lawrence, and how to just be yourself in an interview.