Whenever I see a biopic, I am always cautious. “Judy” is no exception. Featuring Rene Zellweger as Judy Garland, “Judy” focuses on the tail end of Garland's career and the performances in London which helped her make ends meet.
What makes the Joker such an enduring figure in the collective consciousness of our culture? Is it that iconic look; the green hair, the bleached skin, the purple suit and the manic grin? Or is it his personality? The Joker’s characterization has undergone significant change across his nearly 80 year run.
The glitz and glamour of Wall Street? Check. Simultaneously sexy and savvy women? Double check. A based-on-a-true-story drama full of twists and turns? Triple check. “Hustlers,” a film written and directed by Lorene Scafaria that opened to the public last Friday, checks all of these boxes and more, making it easy to predict that it will be a box-office smash.
After establishing himself through a string of popular comedy collaborations with Will Ferrell, including “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “Step Brothers” and “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” Adam McKay has now shifted gears into becoming one of the most stylistically unique directors working in Hollywood today.