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Joel Coen

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  • Other venues: 'Forrest Gump,' 'The Terminator' and 'The Man Who Wasn't There'

    BACinema Beverly Arts Center 2407 W. 111th St. 773-445-3838 beverlyartcenter.org *"The Waiting Room" (U.S.; Peter Nicks, 2012) Shot over five months in an Oakland public hospital, "The Waiting Room" explores the state of medical care for the nation's...
  • The Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' aims to keep 1960s folk scene real

    The Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' aims to keep 1960s folk scene real
    NEW YORK — A single song bookends "Inside Llewyn Davis," the forthcoming film from Joel and Ethan Coen about a week in the life of a struggling singer in the New York folk scene of the early 1960s. It's a gentle guitar ballad starring a dangling...
  • Fred Melamed is well-versed in 'In a World ...'

    Fred Melamed is well-versed in 'In a World ...'
    One in a series of occasional articles about the lives and careers of character actors in Hollywood. Fred Melamed's timing has always been a bit askew. Melamed didn't marry until he was 42. He didn't become the father of twin boys until he was 47. And...
  • AFI Fest 2013 wraps up a memorable, star-studded scene

     AFI Fest 2013 wraps up a memorable, star-studded scene
    With a calendar date falling just as studios are desperately trying to secure some awards-season traction for their Oscar hopefuls, the AFI Fest has no trouble booking its share of glamorous galas and high-profile events. This year's festival, which...
  • Review: The Coen brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' doesn't miss a beat

    As much as any directors working today, the brothers Coen, Ethan and Joel, are unmistakable auteurs, filmmakers who place their own distinctive stamp on everything they do. But while the bleak, funny, exquisitely made "Inside Llewyn Davis" echoes...
  • 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'...
  • '12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle' lead Golden Globes nominations

    '12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle' lead Golden Globes nominations
    Slavery drama "12 Years a Slave" and 1970s con-artist caper "American Hustle" led the Golden Globe Awards nominations announced on Thursday with seven nods each, fortifying their frontrunner positions ahead of the Oscars. In the coveted best drama...
  • Cannes Film Festival preview: New work from perennial favorites

    Cannes Film Festival preview: New work from perennial favorites
    When the 66th Cannes Film Festival opens Wednesday, it'll do so with a big bash of a movie, not in competition, already up and running in the U.S.: Baz Luhrmann's “The Great Gatsby,” based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald's...
  • 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...
  • 'Fargo' limited series adds Bob Odenkirk and Kate Walsh

    'Fargo' limited series adds Bob Odenkirk and Kate Walsh
    FX's upcoming "Fargo" limited series is rounding out its cast, and has added some notable names, including "Breaking Bad's" Bob Odenkirk and Kate Walsh of "Private Practice." In case you've been crossing your fingers that AMC's "Breaking Bad" follow-up,...
  • 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....