Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Crazy Career of David O. Russell

In the late '90s, David O. Russell was looked at as one of a crop of new American filmmakers (along with David Fincher, Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino.....) that might be capable of ushering in a new Hollywood Golden Age. (Someone even wrote a book about it.) Russell's career has had its rough patches since, but he's back in the Oscar conversation with Silver Linings Playbook, an offbeat romantic comedy-drama that I liked in Toronto. For Deadspin, I look back at Russell's career -- and, yes, I do talk about a particularly ugly screaming match of his.