The Cricket’s Daily 3: New York critics like ‘Hustle’
Published: December 4, 2013 06:52AM
Updated: December 5, 2013 07:02AM
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This film image released by Sony Pictures shows, from left, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from "American Hustle." While shooting in Boston, David O. Russell’s upcoming fictionalization of the Abscam investigation, “American Hustle,” found itself caught up in the Boston Marathon bombing. When the city was essentially shut down for the manhunt, the production had to be stopped for a day. The experience, Russell says, was felt closely by the production. (AP Photo/Sony - Columbia Pictures, Francois Duhamel)

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• David O. Russell’s ‘70s con-game drama “American Hustle” took three top honors from the New York Film Critics Circle: Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Lawrence. Other acting honors went to Robert Redford (“All Is Lost”), Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”) and Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”). [Twitter]

• Billy Joel has signed on to be a regular presence at New York’s Madison Square Garden, performing “a show a month at the Garden for as long as there’s demand.” Considering how bad the Knicks are this season, maybe this is for the best. [Vulture]

• The Library of Congress issues a report, which finds that only 14 percent of the movies made during the silent era have survived intact to today. So start scouring those basements, folks. [The Hollywood Reporter]