Silver Linings Playbook

This (Past Month) in DVD

With about roughly one billion film festivals this past month, our film writers haven't been able to keep up with the DVD column. So here now is a mix of everything leading up to this current week with looks at Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, John Dies at the End, Gangster Squad, Jack Reacher, Broken City, Mama, The Details, Promised Land, Revenge for Jolly!, The Oranges, and links back to a ton of other stuff we just didn't have room for.

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.