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Joel Coen

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  • Frances McDormand stretches as producer, star of HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'

    Frances McDormand stretches as producer, star of HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'
    As the title character in "Olive Kitteridge," HBO's searing miniseries about a depressive, middle-aged Maine schoolteacher who's short on patience but long on wit, Frances McDormand is unforgettable. But it's a role she might not have found if she hadn'...
  • Frances McDormand embraces abrasive 'Olive Kitteridge'

    A middle-aged man surprises his wife with a card for Valentine's Day: "To My Darling Wife," it reads. Hours later, he finds it in the garbage beneath a pile of kitchen scraps and, understandably hurt, looks to his wife for explanation. "I already read...
  • AFI Fest gala opener: J.C. Chandor's 'A Most Violent Year' draws raves

    AFI Fest gala opener: J.C. Chandor's 'A Most Violent Year' draws raves
    Filmmaker J.C. Chandor walked onstage Thursday night at the Dolby Theatre to introduce his new movie, the crime drama "A Most Violent Year," the gala opener of this year's AFI Fest. Pointing to a seat near the front, Chandor noted: "The last time I...
  • A sneak peek at new movies during the holidays

    NOV. 5 Interstellar As mankind's time on Earth comes to an end, astronauts travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. With Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. Written by Jonathan Nolan and...
  • E-reader: 'The Dudes Abide' by Alex Belth and more

    The Dudes Abide by Alex Belth, 90-minute read, $2.99, Kindle Single Pour yourself a white Russian and read about Alex Belth's days as a personal assistant on "The Big Lebowski" in his Kindle Single, "The Dudes Abide." Joel and Ethan Coen hired young...
  • Emmys 2014: Aw jeez, 'Fargo' snags 18 nominations, sets FX record

     Emmys 2014: Aw jeez, 'Fargo' snags 18 nominations, sets FX record
    The name "Fargo" obviously brings good fortune. The quirky 1996 Coen brothers movie was nominated for best picture and picked up two Oscars for actress Frances McDormand and writing. Now FX's acclaimed 10-part miniseries "Fargo" — which has no...
  • Holiday-season movie releases

    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 A Case of You A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
  • BAFTA 2014: The complete winners/nominees list

    BEST FILM "12 Years a Slave" WINNER "American Hustle" "Captain Phillips" "Gravity" "Philomena" OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM "Gravity" WINNER "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" "Philomena" "Rush" "Saving Mr. Banks" "The Selfish Giant"' OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY...
  • Cannes 2013: Palme d'Or goes to 'Blue Is the Warmest Color'

    CANNES, France — The hometown favorite won big time at the Festival de Cannes on Sunday night as France's "Blue Is the Warmest Color" walked off with the Palme d'Or. In a highly unusual step, jury president Steven Spielberg announced that the...
  • Golden Globes 2014: After-parties were popping with corks, stars

    Golden Globes 2014: After-parties were popping with corks, stars
    If the Golden Globes can be understood as a fizzy, feel-good alternative to the sober valediction of March’s Academy Awards — where, unlike the Oscars, champagne flows and stars aggressively schmooze between speeches — the Globes after-...
  • Justin Timberlake knows his music on 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

     Justin Timberlake knows his music on 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
    "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'...