Accidental hustle: the two David O. Russells and his seven (and a half) films

Wonderful, exhaustive look at David O. Russell’s career by Steven Hyden of Grantland. One smart observation:

Russell makes movies about families — some bound by birth (The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook), others by circumstance (Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees, and American Hustle). But they’re always loud, frayed, self-destructive, and yet somehow functional units.