| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The good-vibing '60s are slip-sliding away in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice," and along with them a certain idea of pre-Vietnam, pre-Manson California life -- of boho beach towns and uncommodified counterculture soon to be washed away by a tsunami...
| Oct 3, 2014
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Despite "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" and other bubbly BFF pairings, the number of female-centric comedies that use friendship as an excuse to wallow in childish regression still lags far behind the countless "bromances" guilty of same....
| Sep 16, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Most of Allentown's attention over the weekend was on the opening of the PPL Center, with Friday's concert by a legendary pop music group and Saturday's Community Open House, mainly for those with season tickets to the Lehigh Valley's first-ever...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:29 PM
When "The Big Lebowski" was released in 1998, it was a flop. Writer/directors Joel and Ethan Coen were coming off "Fargo," their Oscar-winning hit, and "Lebowski" seemed to please no one, neither critics nor mainstream audiences.
But then about six...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:18 AM
CANNES, France — Whatever its commercial fortunes when it opens in the U.S. this December, "Inside Llewyn Davis" already has won the acclaim sought so ardently by the fictional folk singer of its title, the latest charismatic loser in a long,...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:30 AM
John Goodman has long been the go-to guy for Joel and Ethan Coen when they need a big man to negotiate long, twisty monologues and blow his stack when necessary. (And it inevitably is.) In "Raising Arizona," "Barton Fink," "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:54 AM
"Shorts 4 Kids": Think of it as plays for young audiences, in bite-size portions for elementary and middle school students. The best part of Miami-based City Theatre's four 10-minute plays dealing with acceptance, differences and bullying? It's free....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Just two days into filming "The Way, Way Back," the delicate balance that first-time directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash had carefully planned was already crumbling.
Rain had forced them to change the schedule, pushing up the shooting of an indoor scene...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:21 PM
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...