David O. Russell

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Oscar nominee predictions 2011: Social anxiety

Last year's Oscar program had a celebratory feeling about it that's not always associated with the most watched ceremony in the world.
Oscar looks back, turns inward
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 21, 2011

Interview: Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg on bringing Micky Ward to the big screen
The good fight: the actor on bringing Micky Ward to the big screen
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 10, 2010

Review: The Fighter

David O. Russell might not be the first name that comes to mind when picking a director for a rousing, true-life, Rocky -style boxing movie.
Family feud: the toughest bouts are outside the ring
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 10, 2010
Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, et al: press conference for "The Fighter"

Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, et al: press conference for "The Fighter"

 Combine David O. Russell, the talented maverick director known for getting in a fistfight with George Clooney on the set of Three Kings (1999) and...
By Peter Keough  |  December 08, 2010

Hardboiled hub

When I was growing up in Roslindale a few decades back — among tribes of ignorant, second-generation immigrant kids whose favorite words began with “f” and “n” and who liked to torture small animals and beat up small children before they moved on to thei
The city’s gritty, criminal underbelly has redefined the dark, artistic vision known as Boston noir
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 23, 2009

Hard times

"You just shit yourself — every muscle, every joint aches. Your entire body cries for heroin. Just one bag of heroin, you know that's all you need, and you'll feel better."
A former junkie looks back at tough days in Lowell
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 12, 2009

Casting Alert: Marky Wahlberg calling all meatheads (and their girlfriends)

IRISH MICKEY WARD V. ARTURO GATTI (2002) "Hi, it's Mark Wahlberg. We're making the Irish Rock...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 19, 2009

Sports blotter: Steamrolled again

Brian Bosworth gets a DUI; Marshawn Lynch pleads guilty to a gun charge
Brian Bosworth gets leveled by John Law, and Marshawn Lynch hops on the Chris Henry express
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 11, 2009

Kiss off

It plays like a glossary of alternative stereotypes.
In search of an indie hit
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 05, 2008

Interview: Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin has distinguished himself mostly by appearing in the worst movies of great directors.
On the brink of fame in No Country for Old Men
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 06, 2007

All but the wank

The image of Marlon Brando demanding that Maria Schneider stick two fingers up his ass, now seems the reductio ad absurdum of improvised acting.
Is Deep Throat sexier than the 1934 Tarzan and His Mate?
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 24, 2007


The future of an illusion

When I first realized that movies would, for better or worse, dominate my imagination forever, I really gave no thought to the forces at work creating these transfiguring images on a screen.
Reflections on 40 years spent in the dark
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 15, 2006