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Running Time: 104 minutes.
It’s perhaps an understatement to say that the Coen Brothers are two of the most fascinating filmmakers still plying their trade at the highest level. They’re effectively traipsing through alternative genres and constantly managing to come up with something unique and creative every time. Do they hit the heights of their own inadvertent hype with Inside Llewyn Davis? Absolutely.
The film explores a very specific focus: the folk music scene in 1961. Whether you’re a music aficionado or just appreciate striking storytelling (or both), the film captures a slice of life from the era that launched the likes of Bob Dylan. We join Llewyn (Oscar Isaac) over a year, moving »
- Dan Bullock
Indie horror's favorite duo, Caesar and Otto, are back, and now that they've tackled Summer Camp and Christmas, they're turning their attention to Halloween!
From the Press Release
Following Wild Eye Releasing's successful release of Caesar and Otto's Deadly Xmas for the 2013 Christmas season, the distributor is once again teaming with the titular half brothers as they take on the supernatural during the spookiest time of the year in Caesar and Otto's Paranormal Halloween.
Many of the cast and crew behind Deadly Xmas will be returning for this new installment as well. Dave Campfield, whom Josh Pasnak of Video Graveyard hails as "one of the more impressive talents to come out of the indie scene in a while," returns to direct and star (as Caesar), and he will write the screenplay from a story he co-wrote with Joe Randazzo (returning from Deadly Xmas and fresh off his Golden Palm nomination »
- Steve Barton
If you’re any kind of music lover then I already highly recommend Inside Llewyn Davis as a film that gets underneath the skin of that passion, quite beautifully. Here’s we’ve got an insightful featurette that explores the background of Oscar Isaac’s involvement by speaking to him, the Coen brothers and legendary music man and producer T Bone Burnett, the man who was also involved in the making of Oh Brother Where Art Thou.
Inside Llewyn Davis follows the title namesake into the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961 and explores his life over a week. It’s a compelling and stunningly shot movie that deserves its cinematography and sound Oscar Nomination and to be honest, probably a bit more.
- Dan Bullock
Back in November, we showed you three clips from Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's 1960s folk music drama Inside Llewyn Davis, one of which featured the full song "Please Mr. Kennedy," performed by Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver. Today, we have a new featurette that features that full performance once again, along with T-Bone Burnett explaining how he and Justin Timberlake turned an obscure 1960s song about Vietnam into this catchy tune about the Space Race. He also explains that the scene was actually a live recording that they ended up using for the finished film.
Inside Llewyn Davis was released December 6th, 2013 and stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Ethan Phillips, Robin Bartlett, Max Casella, Jerry Grayson, Jeanine Serralles. The film is directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. »
Film: "Inside Llewyn Davis"; Cast: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham, Justin Timberlake, Max Casella, Jerry Grayson, Robin Bartlett, Ethan Phillips, Stark Sands, Adam Driver, Jeanine Serralles; Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen; Rating: *** - simply interesting!
Loosely based on the life of American folk singer Dave Van Ronk, directors Joel and Ethan Coen's "Inside Llewyn Davis" is a fictional piece that is a fitting tribute to a period and place, which is at the crossroads of cultural change.
The story is from the perspective of an obstinate man, Llewyn Davis who is. »
- Shiva Prakash
5 items from 2014
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