| Mar 9, 2014
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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:53 PM
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...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:29 AM
Awards season enters a new phase Sunday with the Golden Globes, then accelerates Jan. 16 when Oscar nominations are announced.
The Globes, at 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC, will offer clues to the Oscar race and, more importantly for viewers, the zany...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:01 PM
We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends.
At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 9:11 AM
"Inside Llewyn Davis" takes place in winter 1961, just before Bob Dylan makes the scene. The scene is the Greenwich Village folk music universe, a few finite blocks of an island that, in the hands of cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel, looks and feels like a...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:35 AM
"Her," Spike Jonze's quirky love story about a lonely man and his warmhearted computer operating system, was named best picture of 2013 on Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Jonze also won best director.
"Spike Jonze is one of...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:30 AM
"Inside Llewyn Davis," the Coen brothers' latest movie, shines a light on the early-1960s Greenwich Village folk scene, focusing on a struggling folk singer (Oscar Isaac, a revelation) who can't get a handle on his career or personal life. T Bone...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A spiteful, drug-addicted matriarch with mouth cancer can't find her husband. A folk singer has nowhere to sleep and few paying gigs. A depressive alcoholic thinks he's won some money, but he hasn't.
If these plots don't sound comical, well, you must...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" became the best picture front-runners after flooring audiences at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, and little has changed in the ensuing weeks. Naturally, then, given their estimable craft, both movies are also...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:30 AM
"It's fun to use my singing voice as part of a character," says pop superstar Justin Timberlake, describing how he toned down his vibrato and adjusted his guitar-strumming to portray clean-cut, early '60s folk singer Jim Berkey in the Coen brothers'...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 3:35 PM
It's a pretty safe bet that when the Screen Actors Guild announces its film ensemble award nominees Wednesday morning, we won't be seeing the casts from "All Is Lost" or "Gravity" on the list.
When it comes to this award, SAG voters are all about...