Archive: May, 2015

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.

The widescreen web: using CSS object-fit

Object-fit is a CSS attribute that should have had widespread support a long time ago; super useful. It’s a bummer that Microsoft still lists the object-fit parameter as merely “Under Consideration”, but falling back for IE is easy and safe.