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Erin Whitney

Wanna Meet The New 'Fargo' Cast? You're Darned Tootin'!

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.15.2014 | TV

Remember the Coen brothers' iconic 1996 dark comedy "Fargo"? Of course you do. The film has inspired a 10-episode-long FX series of the same name, but...

The Cream Rises

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I will take a day and a stack of screeners (or links) and apply my 20-minute rule: I'll watch for 20 minutes and then decide if it's worth continuing. Many don't even take that long. Because a movie worth watching announces itself almost from its first frame.

Red Pencilling the Oscar Noms

Jon Eig | Posted 03.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Their picks. (My deletions.) My picks. Not all that different. Except where they are extremely different.

The Best Screenplays Of The Year Are ...

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Ten of the best scripts of 2014 were selected Thursday (Jan. 16) for the 86th annual Academy Award nominations. The Oscars' writing awards are divided...

'The Shawati' Interviews': Wadjda Filmmaker Haifaa Al Mansour

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

"It is easy to be pessimistic, and to feel like a victim, but we need films that inspire us to go out and change things for the better. We have plenty of tragedy in real life in this part of the world; we don't need films to reinforce an already pervasive sense of despair."

My Favorite Films of 2013

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."

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.

Frances and Llewyn Should Be Together

Jon Eig | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

When I see two kids who are as obviously meant for each other as Frances Halladay and Llewyn Davis, I just have to speak up. Sure, there are obstacles to this relationship. But if any city could make it happen, New York is the place.

Golden Globe Nominees React: 'Exceptional,' 'One-Of-A-Kind,' 'Wonderful'

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.12.2013 | Entertainment

Celebrity reactions to the 71st annual Golden Globe nominations, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif. The awards will be given Jan. 12. —"I ...

Popcorn Preview: Inside Llewyn Davis

Leslie Sisman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Oscar Isaac (Drive), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Justin Timberlake (Love Actually), Ethan Phillips (The Island), Adam D...

We Are All Inside Llewyn Davis: The Brothers Coen and Me

Tom Teicholz | Posted 02.09.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Teicholz

Recently, when I sat down with the Coen Brothers in Beverly Hills to ask why they'd chosen to tell Llewyn's story rather than that of, say, a Dylan-like figure (i.e., a first-rate artist surrounded by lesser talents), both Coens seemed genuinely surprised by the question.

ReThink Review: Inside Llewyn Davis -- Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Not to Like It)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

After being outsiders, the Coens are in the strange position of having critics seemingly tripping over each other to lionize whatever they do -- and I feel like that's what might be happening with their latest film Inside Llewyn Davis.

Mike Ryan

What You Didn't Know About This 'Girls' Star

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.05.2013 | Entertainment

Adam Driver used to be in the United States Marine Corps. It's a bit of personal trivia about the "Girls" star that has been brought up before, as far...

Race Matters at the Gotham Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Lee Daniels, always a provocateur, addressed the huge crowd at Cipriani Wall Street at this week's Gotham Awards with a confession: he hates white peo...

The First Word On 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 12.03.2013 | Entertainment

In an alley behind a cafe in New York's Greenwich Village, an unidentified stranger knocks singer Llewyn Davis to his knees. Within the first 10 minut...

Movie Review: Inside Llewyn Davis

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We are awash in films examining the Beats and the roots of the generation shift that occurred from the late 1950s through the 1960s - but none with a clearer eye than Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis.

Why The Coen Brothers Will Never Grow Up

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — "If you're trying to assign the trait of maturity to us, frankly, it won't wash." A conversation with the filmmaking brothers Ethan...

Mike Ryan

How The Catchiest Song Of The Year Was Made

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment

Right smack in the middle of "Inside Llewyn Davis," Joel and Ethan Coen's ode to New York City's folk music scene of the early 1960s, the audience is ...

John Goodman, Lord Ganesh, and the Hub of the Universe

Dean Sluyter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Dean Sluyter

Good news. I'm not crazy ... at least, not totally crazy. John Goodman cleared that up for me.

An American Promise Shines at the 2013 New York Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

As the New York Film Festival kicked off its 51st year, African heritage films were few and far between, but exceptional.

How Adam Driver Steals 'Inside Llewyn Davis' (And Other NYFF Observations)

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

The 51st New York Film Festival is in full swing with quite the lineup of films this particular year. Upcoming still are the world premiers of Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Spike Jonze's Her. Though, here, we present a round up of what we've already seen, which includes much anticipated titles like Captain Phillips, the Coen brother's Inside Llewyn Davis, and Richard Curtis' About Time. So, yes, why don't we get on with it already and round them up in a handy capsule format, just for you...

Is Ethan Coen Selling Out?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Ethan Coen, nursing a black coffee in a midtown cafe at the end of a busy workday, is in no mood for compliments. Don't dare suggest...

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Tuesday, Sept. 10

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

With Enough Said, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, one of TV's funniest women ever, has finally been given a perfect film vehicle.

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.

Justin Timberlake Skips Big Benefit

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The Coen brothers and T Bone Burnett will celebrate the folk music of their 1960s Greenwich Village comic drama "Inside Llewyn Davis"...