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Movie Review: Inherent Vice -- Tripping... and Stumbling

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.14.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Inherent Vice squanders a strong start in an orgy of wheel-spinning. Perhaps Anderson is indulging himself with one of those lengthy jokes in which the punchline is that there's no punchline.

Movie Review... See Inside Llweyn Davis

Carole Mallory | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

At first glance Inside Llewyn Davis is about a week in the life of a struggling folk singer in Greenwich Village in the sixties. Nostalgia. But at closer look, it is about much more.

Inside Llewyn Davis

Francis Levy | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

In movies like the recent Searching for Sugar Man, the performer endures suffering to succeed. An ordeal is rewarded with success. The ordeal is the r...

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,...


Francis Levy | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

The Descendants was a complex movie, but the word for Nebraska, Alexander Payne's latest outing, is good intentioned. Not since Preston Sturges' Sulli...

The Gotham Awards Fete Indie Film Amidst an Audience Allergic to Silence

Erica Abeel | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

The Gotham Independent Film Awards are nothing if not quirky and unpredictable. In this 23rd iteration -- which took place Monday at Cipriani Wall Street -- 12 Years a Slave went into the show with more noms than any other film -- and got zip.

AFI Fest Review: Inside Llewyn Davis

Tony Bartolone | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

Inside Llewyn Davis plays out like a prayer sung in the freezing dark of night to a bright, warm future morning to come. It is the story of a man left out in the cold with only his guitar and his songs.

Inside Llewyn Davis: A Coen Brothers Odyssey

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
Corinna Clendenen

Inside Llewyn Davis is a compassionate reminder of how hard it is to be an artist, and of the great legacy musicians leave behind. At the end of the day, when a civilization is assessed with the clarity of historical perspective, it is the arts that most define it: architecture, painting, plays, philosophy, music.

Thank God for the Coen Brothers!

John Farr | Posted 08.22.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

At a time when a movie like Django Unchained can earn a Best Screenplay Oscar, I'm grateful for the Coen Brothers. At a time when a director insists on putting hip-hop music into a Roaring Twenties period picture, I'm grateful for the Coen Brothers. Just why am I grateful? Well, let me count the ways.

Cannes Responds To Last Year's Controversy

Posted 04.18.2013 | Entertainment

The 2013 Cannes Film Festival lineup was announced on Thursday morning, with new films from Joel and Ethan Coen, Roman Polanski, Steven Soderbergh, Al...

Watching 'The Big Lebowski' 15 Years Too Late

Mike Ryan | Posted 05.11.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

"Living a lie," seems a tad too dramatic of a way of admitting that I had never seen The Big Lebowski. I mean, I never technically lied to anyone about this. No one has ever asked me if I've seen The Big Lebowski because, at this point, everyone just assumes that I have seen The Big Lebowski.

The Oscars Category That Should Be

Kim Morgan | Posted 04.26.2013 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Why not an Oscar category for Best Soundtrack? Or, rather, the best use of pre-existing music?

What Now, Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Now that his first comeback movie has seriously bombed, what's next for Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Major Oscar Winners Making Giant TV Leap

Posted 12.05.2011 | Entertainment

From Zooey Deschanel and Christina Ricci to Dustin Hoffman, Ashton Kutcher and Jeff Daniels, TV has taken in an unusual number of established movie st...

The Best F*cks In Film History!

Posted 11.28.2011 | Entertainment

With box office opportunities of the utmost importants, producers often work to minimize the foul language in films. The general rule, according to th...

The Dude, The Buddha And A Joyful Mind Make Beautiful Music Together

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 10.20.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

With Jeff Bridges' new album, Dudeists have music to go along with their scriptures. Could a Dudeist liturgy be on the horizon as well?

A Conversation With Sheila E., Plus Chats With Manchester Orchestra and Jim Guthrie, and Weerd Science's Audio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.17.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

It's really hard to imagine the level of creativity and output we see from Sheila E.

ReelzChannel Video: Top 5 "Helluva Town" Cities

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

If you believed the movies, to venture across the George Washington Bridge is to court danger down every street. But NYC's not alone in this treatment by Hollywood, and we've got the filmed documentation to prove it.

ReelzChannel: Top Ten "Uh, That Didn't Go as Planned" Movies

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's a basic tenet of good storytelling that whatever plans your characters put into action, it can't hurt if things don't go quite as smoothly as anticipated.

HuffPost Review: New York, I Love You

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

What to make of omnibus/anthology films such as New York, I Love You? Do you judge them by the best of the short films contained within? Or by the wo...

A Serious Man

Will Menaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Will Menaker

The Coen universe is so meticulously crafted that the absence of an inherent order seems almost impossible. How could something of such exquisite function arise from something so absurd and meaningless?

Toronto Film Festival Wrap-up

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The Toronto Film Festival ended over the weekend. In covering it I saw some 24 films in all, including a few Oscar hopefuls that actually delivered.

The Coen Brothers Get "Serious" with a Comic (and Spiritual) Masterpiece

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cathleen Falsani

The Coens have created moral universes in which some of life's essential questions are asked -- if not always answered. It seems there's no question the brothers are afraid to tackle.

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Day 2

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Directed by Jason Reitman, Up in the Air puts Reitman at three for three, in terms of movies that manage to be both smart and wickedly witty. This film could easily put a second Oscar on George Clooney's mantle.

Toronto Film Fest Day 2: Two Hits, A Fun Miss and Then Malaise

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Reviewed: the new Coen brothers movie, George Clooney, fuzzy Ukrainian subtitles and a pack of arty Vikings.