Getting a hustle on the Oscars

Jan 23, 2014

Getting a hustle on the Oscars

by George Hadley-Garcia

David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” is cleaning up in the early part of an awards season that was meant to belong to Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave.” And that ain’t no con. The movie snagged a Golden Globe for best comedy as well ...

How top lowbrow U.S. humor translates in Japan

Jun 21, 2013

How top lowbrow U.S. humor translates in Japan

by Kaori Shoji

Somewhere in the history of American cinema, someone (maybe John Waters?) decided that gross and profane and funny could all sit on the same park bench and start up a friendship. That was way back in the 1970s. Today that friendship has moved on ...