The Monuments Men is a blot on Clooney’s directing resume. You’d be better off watching The Train instead. Clooney’s fifth directional venture lacks suspense, intrigue or even entertainment value.
American Hustle consolidates David O Russell’s reputation as a maverick filmmaker. The director’s seventh feature is a marvelous mosaic of 1970s Americana. The film has already snagged several Golden Globe awards. Will the Oscars follow suit?