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TOH! Ranks the Films of the Coen Brothers from Best, 'No Country for Old Men,' to Worst: What's Your Pick?

The Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" hits theaters in limited release December 6. Below, TOH! ranks all 16 films by the Coens.
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  • November 19, 2013 1:38 PM
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FIRST LOOK: On Set Photos from Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' UPDATED

UPDATE: A trio of on-set images have arrived for Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken." Take a look, below.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • October 31, 2013 3:16 PM
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WATCH: New Trailer for the Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

A new trailer has landed for the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis," the '60s folk-music favorite out of Cannes that recently played NYFF. It stars Oscar Isaac as a musician facing the looming possibility of failure.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 7, 2013 2:47 PM
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OSCAR WATCH: Oscar Isaac Talks Acting and Guitar Picking for the Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

"Inside Llewyn Davis" is as pure as the driven snow, much like the title character played by gifted actor/musician Oscar Isaac in a breakout role that should earn awards attention. (He played supporting parts in "Sucker Punch" and "Drive," as Carey Mulligan's husband.) The movie is about an artist, for better or worse, who can't be anything but himself. The biggest challenge for the Coen brothers was finding an actor/musician who could carry the movie and sing its roster of challenging folks songs, holding the screen and not sending viewers toward the exits. Isaac was their guy.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 26, 2013 1:15 PM
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Showtime To Air Benefit Concert Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

A lucky group will get to see the one-time-only Town Hall concert in New York on September 29, mounted by the Coen brothers' music supervisor T Bone Burnett, called "Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of 'Inside Llewyn Davis.'" Luckily for the rest of us who can't be there, Showtime has just acquired exclusive television rights to film and air the benefit concert.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 25, 2013 1:58 PM
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Telluride Tributes the Coen Brothers and T-Bone Burnett, Screens 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

Publicity shy writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen came to Telluride for the first time, not only to screen "Inside Llewyn Davis" for festival audiences but to pay tribute to their long-time musical collaborator T-Bone Burnett. "Inside Llewyn Davis" is as pure as the driven snow, much like the title character played by gifted actor/musician Oscar Isaac (who played supporting roles in "Sucker Punch" and "Drive" as Carey Mulligan's husband). Which is to say that the movie is about an artist who can't be anything but himself.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 4, 2013 5:31 PM
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Telluride XL Day 2: 'Ida,' 'Labor Day,' Coens Music Tribute, 'Natan'

Here's my recap of a long and rather unbelievably rich festival day at Telluride.
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • August 31, 2013 2:05 PM
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WATCH: New Trailer for the Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

A new trailer has landed for the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis," the '60s folk-music favorite out of Cannes starring Oscar Isaac as a musician facing the looming possibility of failure.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 22, 2013 2:32 PM
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WATCH: Billy Bob Thornton's 'Jayne Mansfield's Car' (TRAILER)

As Billy Bob Thornton rejoins the Coen brothers' for their new "Fargo" TV series, at long last, his fest circuit veteran "Jayne Mansfield's Car" will be available on-demand August 20th and in theaters on September 13 via Anchor Bay Films. Marking "Slingblade" writer-director Thornton's first film since 2001's "Daddy and Them," "Jayne Mansfield's Car" was co-written with Tom Epperson.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 2, 2013 3:15 PM
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WATCH: Short BBC Documentary on the Coen Brothers

With the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" recently charming the crowds at Cannes and winning the Grand Prize of the Jury, take a gander at this 40-minute BBC documentary on the filmmaking duo, made in 2000 during the production of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 5, 2013 2:53 PM
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