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Inside Llewyn Davis

Music and Movements: The Tradition Continues

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The 1960s folk music scene was a chapter in a long story, one that began decades earlier and that continues today as a new generation of singers and songwriters connect -- directly and indirectly -- to the burgeoning progressive movements that are rippling across the country.

Stuck Inside Bob Dylan and Llewyn Davis Again

Stephen Hazan Arnoff | Posted 05.11.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen Hazan Arnoff

And now enter again -- and again and again and again and again -- Bob Dylan, the cultural hustler, specter, and master of disguise that will not leave us well enough alone.

Paul Clayton

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Paul Clayton (l) and Bill Clifton, Bill Clifton & Paul Clayton: The First Recordings via Bear Family Records Paul Clayton Worthington was born on M...

Lake Street Dive, Rachael Price Bring Bad Self Portraits Into Focus

Michael Bialas | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Newfound fame and adulation might be dizzying -- "We're trying not to let it overwhelm us," Price said over the phone as the wheels kept turning -- but Lake Street Dive is grounded enough to realize what it means to finally stand in the on-deck circle with home run potential.

Movie Review: The Monuments Men

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As the evidence shows, Monuments Men would not have been in the awards mix. Well-made and honorable, it's also a movie that never achieves much momentum.

Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.06.2014 | New York
Anne Margaret Daniel

Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village takes its name from the words painted on the side of an artist's studio on Greenwich Avenue, demolished in 1960 and memorably photographed by McDarrah. Its shadows remain in the literary and cultural walking tours that lace the neighborhood.

Popcorn Preview: True Detective

Leslie Sisman | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Our sense is that True Detective will be as much about understanding what happened between Hart and Cohle as solving a murder. Because of the interviews, we know something about how things turn out. But that only makes it harder to work out.

Even White Folks Get the Blues

Bill Adler | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
Bill Adler

We can talk all day about the ongoing tanning of America, but there are still large segments of the country where white folks and black folks live very separate lives.

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.

'American Hustle' Wins Best Picture - Musical Or Comedy

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

"American Hustle" went home with the award for Best Picture - Musical or Comedy at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards. With seven nods, David O. ...

Meryl Streep's Ode to Emma Thompson at the National Board of Review Gala

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

What can't Meryl Streep do? Presenting a Best Actress award to her friend Emma Thompson, she offered the 700 gala guests of the National Board of Revi...

Big Wins For 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' James Franco

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

The National Society of Film Critics gave "Inside Llewyn Davis" an awards boost it needed greatly if it wants to remain amid the top of the Oscar rada...

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.

2013's Best (And Worst) Moments in Film

Jon Eig | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

I was trying to come up with a way to avoid the standard list, so here's what I've got for you: 10 things to be thankful for in 2013 movies (plus five things to really bitch and moan about, because, let's face it, that's more fun.)

Mike Ryan

10 Most Memorable Movie Characters From 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

This post started as a list of my 10 favorite movies of 2013. (The Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" was number one, you weren't wondering.) Someho...

Matthew Jacobs

17 Best Movie Moments Of 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.23.2013 | Entertainment

From the breathtaking 17-minute opening of "Gravity" to the uplifting "Let It Go" sequence from "Frozen," 2013 came with an abundance of unforgettable...

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.

Christopher Rosen

Golden Globe Nominee Oscar Isaac Doesn't Want To Think About The Oscars Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.13.2013 | Entertainment

"Inside Llewyn Davis" star Oscar Isaac was a guest on Thursday morning's "TODAY" show when he found out about his Golden Globe nomination for Best Act...

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...

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 ...

Christopher Rosen

Meet The World's Leading Musician: The Punch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.11.2013 | Entertainment

At the "Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating The Music Of "Inside Llewyn Davis'" concert event in New York this past September, The Punch Brothers -...

Live from the Dubai International Film Festival: Tuesday, Dec. 10

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Having worked with the Dubai International Film Festival since its inception in 2004 - and as its managing director since 2006 - Shivani Pandya has ...

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.

Christopher Rosen

The 17 Best Movies Of 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

The first film released in 2013 was "Texas Chainsaw 3D"; it does not appear on this list of the year's best movies. Represented here, however, is the ...