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  • 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    'Inside Llewyn Davis'
    Filmmaking siblings Joel and Ethan Coen ("Fargo," "No Country for Old Men") again earned wide acclaim for their portrait of a fictional early-1960s folk singer, superbly played by Oscar Isaac. While he may lack social graces, Llewyn Davis has undeniable...
  • Smaller films making inroads with holiday movie audiences

    Smaller films making inroads with holiday movie audiences
    Over the holidays, most moviegoers have opted for big-budget, spectacle-heavy and family-friendly films at the box office. But while "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "Frozen" have been packing them in for weeks now, a few smaller, independent...
  • New releases: Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' a rich look at folk scene

    New releases: Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' a rich look at folk scene
    Inside Llewyn Davis Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99 Available on VOD beginning Tuesday Joel and Ethan Coen use the pre-Bob Dylan Greenwich Village folk scene as a jumping-off point for a black comedy about obsolescence, but unlike earlier, similar...
  • DVD Review: The Coens and company take a look inside 'Inside'

    DVD Review: The Coens and company take a look inside 'Inside'
    Joel and Ethan Coen's fictionalized look at the New York folk music scene immediately before the emergence of Bob Dylan is, like most of their films, cleverly written and perfectly cast. The only extra in this new release is a 42-minute making-of...
  • Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam's 'Dinner Party' breaks ice

    Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam's 'Dinner Party' breaks ice
    Public radio hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam of American Public Media's "Dinner Party Download" have made names for themselves by cheekily telling listeners how to "win" their weekend events. On a recent Friday night, the two hosted their...
  • It's the music that moves 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    It's the music that moves 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
    One of the most beguiling folk records of the year has the bonus of ferrying along a Joel and Ethan Coen plot line. The songs within the brothers' new "Inside Llewyn Davis" move from balladry to blues to ancient British folk, adding an extra layer of...
  • 2013 a good year for films, a hard one for critics doing their 'best'

     2013 a good year for films, a hard one for critics doing their 'best'
    Every December, 50-odd members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. meet and vote on a collective "best" of the movie year. Arguments are made, voices occasionally raised, but mostly there's a prevailing tedium to the day as members systematically move...
  • Reel Critics: Tune meanders in 'Llewyn Davis'

    Reel Critics: Tune meanders in 'Llewyn Davis'
    I've been a fan of the Coen Brothers' eccentric dark humor for many years. Their unique offbeat style is exemplified in noteworthy movies like "Fargo," "The Big Lebowski" and "No Country for Old Men." This time around, they target a much smaller...
  • Analysis: Producers Guild Awards provide added clarity to Oscar race

    Analysis: Producers Guild Awards provide added clarity to Oscar race
    We've known since September  that "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity" and "Captain Phillips" would be prime players in this year's best picture Oscar race. And when David O. Russell's fizzy con artist story "American Hustle" scored with critics and film academy...
  • Analysis: WGA nominations build momentum for 'Dallas,' 'Jasmine,' 'Her'

    Analysis: WGA nominations build momentum for 'Dallas,' 'Jasmine,' 'Her'
    Writers who are not members of the guild, films made with production companies that are not WGA signatories and productions otherwise made outside of the guild's guidelines are deemed ineligible year after year, leading to such high-profile recent...
  • WGA Nominations: Oscar and the Eligibility Factor (Analysis)

    Writers Guild of America's just-announced nominees have reason for optimism in terms of the upcoming Academy Awards, but they come with a load of footnotes and caveats. The WGA has a pretty solid track record at predicting Oscar winners, though as far as...
  • 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Wins Big With National Society of Film Critics

    "Inside Llewyn Davis," Joel and Ethan Coen's darkly comic odyssey set against the 1960s New York folk-music scene, swept the National Society of Film Critics' top prizes on Saturday, winning awards for picture, director, actor Oscar Isaac and...