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'Big Lebowski' Fans Celebrate Coen Brothers Comedy At Two-Day Festival

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were bowling pins, bathrobes, white Russians, and even The Dude himself. Jeff Bridges and his band performed Friday at Leb...

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.

George Clooney Celebrates Monuments Men at the Metropolitan Club

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

On Tuesday night with an ice storm looming, George Clooney worked the room, a very big room. The elegant Metropolitan Club featured its signature ice ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

First Listen At Mumford Song From New Coen Brothers Film

Posted 07.01.2013 | Entertainment

The latest trailer for "Inside Llewyn Davis" offers fans a first listen at Marcus Mumford's cover of "Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)." Co-sung by Mum...

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.

WATCH: New Coen Brothers Film Gets Surprise Trailer

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment

"Inside Llewyn Davis" is set for release in December of this year, but most film fans want the film to come out right now. The film's new red-band tra...

FX Developing 'Fargo' TV Series

Posted 09.25.2012 | TV

"Fargo" could be coming to TV. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joel and Ethan Coen are developing a TV version of their acclaimed 1996 film. T...

'True Grit' Wins Box Office With $15 Million Weekend, 'Country Strong' Flops

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "True Grit" seized the reins at the weekend box office with $15 million, taking the No. 1 spot and becoming the first Western to top t...

The Coen Brothers' True Grit Lacks Substance

Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Hunter Stuart

True Grit is a unique, stylish, exciting movie, but there isn't enough substance to provide real insight into the characters.

Jeff Bridges Double Feature: True Grit and Tron: Legacy

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

2010-12-28-20101218TRUEGRITJeffKid.jpgBoth of these films offer the opportunity to catch Bridges at the peak of his craft, and, genres be damned, there's true grit in Tron: Legacy, too.

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.

Interview: Oscar Alumni Joel & Ethan Coen Make A Serious Man No Laughing Matter

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

The Coen brothers had "Jewish technical advisors, helping with language and liturgical stuff" in their movie A Serious Man, as well as "a raft of translators for the Yiddish."

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.

Jeff Bridges: A Unique American Icon

Jeff 'The Dude' Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff 'The Dude' Dowd

There's something about the appeal of Jeff Bridges that goes deeper than his engaging performances, good looks, charm, brains and acting chops. That was the mystery that I may have stumbled into figuring out.

Jeff Bridges, and the Grizzling of the All-American Boy

John Farr | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Perhaps his clean-cut, boyish image obscured my ability to recognize the astonishing talent he possessed from the start. Regardless, I could see it now: Jeff Bridges has always been a lot more than a pretty face.

The Media are Schrodinger's Cat

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Are newspapers alive or dead? Are the main-stream media fair and balanced or hopelessly biased? Is the New York Times too liberal or not liberal enough?

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.