American Hustle

Now that’s more like it. Finally escaping from lousy weather and even lousier mainstream TV (three showings of Love Actually in one week?) I got out to the cinema, and saw a current film that’s smart, sexy, witty and made me laugh out loud. that hasn’t happened for a while. Directed by David O Russell, which for me means Three Kings and silver Linings Playbook, both of which I really enjoyed. As the title suggests, this is about con artists conning each other, in an intricate series of bluffs, but there’s also real feeling and tension in there, and a terrific cast – Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper. Plus the wonderful Jennifer Lawrence, who in my book can do no wrong.