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Oscar Isaac Inside Llewyn Davis

Hit and Myth: Inside Llewyn Davis

Laura Shamas, Ph.D. | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Laura Shamas, Ph.D.

What happens to a musician when desperation overshadows inspiration? The atmospheric new film Inside Llewyn Davis, written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, tracks a grieving folk singer-songwriter in search of his Muse -- or any Muse.

Oscar Isaac Sings Katy Perry's 'Roar' Because He's The Best

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.10.2013 | Entertainment

"Inside Llewyn Davis" star Oscar Isaac hit "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Monday night with the eye of the tiger in tow. Isaac, who gives one of th...

Mike Ryan

Meet Oscar Isaac, The Coen Brothers' Newest Star | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.09.2013 | Entertainment

Oscar Isaac plays the title character in the Coen brothers' latest film, "Inside Llewyn Davis." Set in New York City during the early '60s folk scene,...

Our Next Great Movie Star

Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

The latest offering from Joel and Ethan Coen -- which screened at the New York Film Festival on Thursday morning for press and industry personnel ("Inside Llewyn Davis" makes its proper New York Film Festival debut on Oct. 5) -- stars Isaac as the title character, a down-on-his-luck folk singer in 1961 who, as an embittered former lover (played to perfection by Carey Mulligan) says at one point, is "like King Midas' idiot brother." Everything that Davis touches, from a friend's cat to the promise of a warm winter coat, goes right into the crapper.