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Hilarious in the Coens’ weird, askew way, but also absolutely crushing. This movie breaks my heart in a hundred different ways. I’m “biast” (pro): love the Coen Brothers
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
After a second viewing this week of what is, I figure, Joel and Ethan Coen’s masterpiece atop a career of masterpieces, I am all about trying to figure out what this odd little plot device means and what that unusual line of dialogue could be hinting at and just why did the Coens — writing and directing together — intend to suggest with that interesting thing over there. Oh, how I love it when the Coens give us a movie that’s an intellectual puzzle!
I especially like it in the case of Inside LLewyn Davis because here, they have also given us a film that »
- MaryAnn Johanson
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
3 items from 2014
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