American Hustle is a very entertaining film, if only for the work of that remarkable cast. They sublimely elevate this comedic (perhaps not always accurate) interpretation of real life events beyond all expectations. Without the charms of Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, director David O.
I almost don't want to write about this movie. My love of the classic Bob Kane (later improved by Frank Miller and countless others) character has nothing to do with my interest in film criticism. When I watch a Batman movie, I don't necessarily want to view it with the same stringent requirements that I would a classier, more prestigious film.
Public Enemies is one of those rare films that boasts numerous outstanding attributes (great cast, great story, great direction, great cinematography) but somehow fails to amount to the sum of its parts.
Christian Bale has been talked about throughout the media this last week, but it had nothing to do with his film, The Dark Knight, receiving 8 Academy Award nominations.