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Watch: 'Making A Story' Short Films With Cate Blancett, Greta Gerwig, Bradley Cooper & More Directed By Janusz Kaminski

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 26, 2013 9:02 AM
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When Janusz Kaminski isn’t lensing his often Oscar-nominated work on a batch of Steven Spielberg’s finest films, including “Schindler’s List," “Saving Private Ryan," and most recently “Lincoln," the cinematographer also occasionally settles into the director’s chair. Three films (including the underwhelming Winona Ryder horror “Lost Souls”) and a TV episode of “The Event” have allowed Kaminski full cinematic reign so far, and just as Canon performed with their own short film campaign this month that found actors at the helm, the NY Times have created their own — and allowed Kaminski 11 unique vignettes within which to work.

Watch: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Visits The Record Label In New Clip Plus Trailer For Showtime Concert Movie With Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2013 4:14 PM
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Inside Llewyn Davis
Among the many accomplishments that the Coen Brothers can lay claim to (in addition to their countless accolades, awards and undeniable selection of impeccable films), it's that they take the most unlikely of concepts and manage to turn them into crowd-pleasing hits. A movie about a folk singer in the '60s struggling and trying to make it doesn't exactly scream a fun night at the movies on a Saturday night, on the page. But in execution, "Inside Llewyn Davis" is a hilarious, music driven grand time that's also smartly observed and moving too.

First Look: Oscar Isaac & Garrett Hedlund In ‘Mojave’; Simon Pegg In 'Kill Me Three Times' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2013 12:48 PM
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Simon Pegg As A Hitman In 'Kill Me Three Times'
Lots of images are dropping like it's hot with the American Film Market in full swing, so let's just dive right in and we'll start with a man wearing a mean moustache.

Listen: The Lovely, Full Soundtrack For The Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2013 10:37 AM
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Inside Llewyn Davis
Generally, the musical performance part of the Oscar show doubles as our bathroom break, as it's usually some forgettable songs coupled with some kind of bizarre choreography. But should things pan out as they should (at least we hope), in a few months from now, we'll be seeing Oscar Isaac, perhaps Marcus Mumford and a few more folks from "Inside Llewyn Davis" belting out a tune onstage at the Dolby Theater and you can bet we'll be watching. Filled with beautiful renditions of folk classics as well as one roof raising original number, the soundtrack to the movie is not just one of year's best, it's also just some of the finest tunes you'll hear anywhere in 2013. And now you can check it out in full.

'12 Years A Slave' Leads Gotham Award Nominees; 'Inside Llewyn Davis, 'Upstream Color' & More Earn Nods

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2013 10:44 AM
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12 Years A Slave
... and here we go. Even though we're not even in November, and with two more months of movies and awards season contenders to come, the Gotham Independent Film Awards have announced their nominees for 2013. While this may be "the first major awards ceremony of the film season," the real accomplishment here is shining a light on the kind of well-made, acclaimed movies that will unfortunately be forgotten as the heavier hitters with more money behind them elbow their way to the Dolby Theater in February.

Watch: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Doesn't Just Want To Exist In New Trailer For The Coen Brothers' Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 7, 2013 1:19 PM
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Inside Llewyn Davis Oscar Isaac
Do you really need this much more convincing to see the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis"? If you haven't already been swayed by the rave reviews (including ours), the stirring theme song "Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)" (listen here), or the numerous trailers that have already captured the humorous melancholy of the movie, well, here's one more piece of advertising that will hopefully put it over the top for you.

Watch: Marcus Mumford, Oscar Isaac, Elvis Costello & More Perform Songs From 'Inside Llewyn Davis' In Concert

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 1, 2013 9:21 AM
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Inside Llewyn Davis Town Hall Marcus Mumford Oscar Isaac
While most of the planet on Sunday night was tuned into AMC to watch the finale of "Breaking Bad," music lovers in New York City set their DVRs and headed to The Town Hall for "Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating The Music Of 'Inside Llewyn Davis.' " And they got a big musical treat.

NYFF: The Coen Brothers' Say 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Is Likely Their Last Movie To Be Shot On Film

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 27, 2013 12:05 PM
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The Coen Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis
It looks like Joel and Ethan Coen are moving away from film and into digital. And if you ask the filmmakers, who saw their “Inside Llewyn Davis” screen for press at the New York Film Festival yesterday (our review), it's something they're half-heartedly embracing. “I have to say I’m not wildly enthusiastic about the idea,” Joel told press. “This movie was shot on film for a couple of reasons. We were working with a DP whom we had done one small thing with in the past. [DP] Bruno [Delbonnel] had also not shot anything with a digital camera before, and we discussed that would be one more complicated factor in our relationship with a DP. It’s all a hybrid thing now because it all goes into a box, it goes into a computer, and gets heavily manipulated. But it’s probable that the next one we shot will be done digitally."

Listen: Marcus Mumford & Oscar Isaac's Beautiful "Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)" From 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2013 5:21 PM
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Inside Llewyn Davis
You might not be shocked to learn that crusty, crotchety, senior members of The Playlist staff aren't exactly big on Mumford & Sons and their hooray-for-everything foot-stamping singalongs. But Marcus Mumford certainly knows his roots, and he's letting them shine on the Coens' forthcoming "Inside Llewyn Davis." Corralled to help write some of the original songs on the folk-music-world-set dramedy, one of the highlights is "Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)," a take on the folk classic. It's been powering the most recent trailers, and now you can hear it in full.

TIFF Review: 'Therese' Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac & Jessica Lange

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2013 1:36 PM
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Therese, Oscar Isaac, Elizabeth Olsen
What a tangled web we weave when with heaving bosoms and pained looks of longing we deceive, and Charlie Stratton's adaptation of author Emile Zola's "Therese Raquin" certainly features enough scenes of both of those. It's a story that's been brought forth in a number to TV productions and most notably on the big screen in Marcel Carné's 1952 effort, and while this latest attempt at the material doesn't do anything strikingly radical, it does allow the lead trio of Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac and Jessica Lange take thoroughly decent, if unexceptional, material and make it more compelling and dramatic than it has any right to be.

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