Tag: joelcoen

Interview: Zoe Kazan Talks THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS

In the Coen brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Zoe Kazan plays Ms. Alice Longabaugh, the title character of ‘Chapter V. The Gal Who Got Rattled’. Alice is the vulnerable young sister of Gilbert, a business failure whose latest hair-brained...

THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS Interview: Tim Blake Nelson

In the days after I first saw the highly anticipated, long time coming anthology Western from the brothers Coen at The New York Film Festival, the most common thing I’d overhear when eavesdropping on the many Scruggs conversations ensuing around...

Review: THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS, The Coens Struggle on Netflix

Netflix's seemingly low-key ongoing rebrand tripped over frustratingly familiar stumbling blocks with The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Originially conceived of as a series -- and only quite recently announced as a converted feature -- The Ballad of Buster Scruggs definitely bares...

Venice 2018 Review: THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS, The Coens Misfire In New Netflix Western

As a single collection of stories, Joel and Ethan Coen's latest film just really doesn't come off.

Venice 2017 Review: SUBURBICON Floats Between Brilliant and Underbaked

The opening sequences of George Clooney's Suburbicon unfold in front of us like an animated book straight from a Cold War infomercial. Set in late 1940s America, these scenes are accompanied by a narrator who cooingly tells us the benefits...

Coen Brothers Bringing THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS to Netflix

The long revered writing and directing duo of Joel and Ethan Coen are plying their trade for a new western anthology series, The Ballad of Buster Scraggs, created for Netflix to stream globally next year. Tim Blake Nelson, one of...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, The Full Ballad

"If it was never new and it never gets old, then it's a folk song."--Llewyn Davis.A great folk ballad has a powerfully worded chorus, then journeys through a descending series of verses to emote its hard-luck tale. By the time...

Criterion Starts 2016 Right: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, LADY SNOWBLOOD, THE AMERICAN FRIEND, And More

The Criterion Collection will begin the new year by welcoming the Coen Brothers into the fold. Inside Llewyn Davis dove into the less glamorous side of the folk music scene, and showcased a sterling performance by Oscar Isaac. The Criterion...

New York 2015 Review: BRIDGE OF SPIES, A Thrilling Throwback To An Earlier Era

The New York Film Festival's transition in the past few years from being more or less purely a showcase for the crème-de-la-crème of world cinema (which it still largely is) to being an increasingly prominent stop on the way to...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks LLEWYN, FROZEN And HUSTLE/WOLF, Again

Well, with most holidays wrapping up, there are still a slew of movies in theatres definitely deserving of your time. Several (especially Inside Llewyn Davis and American Hustle) are exactly the kind of films that deserve another look given their narrative...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks ANCHORMAN 2, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS and AMERICAN HUSTLE

We're a bit late getting this up, as for this week's segment we needed to overcome freezing temperatures and a city-wide blackout. The studio was running on emergency power, but you wouldn't know it from the camera's point of view!Still...

Review: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, Folk Music And Colorful Characters, Melancholy And Gut Punches

Winners of numerous screenwriting awards, including two Oscars, it's difficult to think of many filmmakers more adept at their craft than Joel and Ethan Coen. So it comes as a bit of a surprise when, in the first act of...

Telluride 2013 Announces Lineup: GRAVITY, JODOROWSKY'S DUNE, DRAGONS, THE TERMINAL MAN, ZAPRUDER, And More

The Telluride Film Festival has announced its lineup for this year's 40th anniversary editions, which begins tomorrow (Thursday, August 29) and runs through Monday, September 2. As usual, the festival has snared a number of high-profile titles, most notably Alfonso...

More Music, More Melancholy In New Trailer For INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

Honestly, I'm not sure why we actually need three trailers for Joel and Ethan Coen's look into the folk music world of early 60s NYC, but here we have yet again Oscar Issacs as a vagabond-troubadour giving us a slight...

Cannes 2013 Review: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS - Colorful Characters, Folk Music, And Saving Cats

Winners of numerous screenwriting awards including two Oscars, it's difficult to think of many filmmakers more adept at their craft than Joel and Ethan Coen. So it comes as a bit of a surprise when, in the first act...

Coen Brothers' INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Gets U.S. Distribution

CBS Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Inside Lleweyn Davis, written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. While it's been fully expected that the film would get picked up -- it's the frickin' Coen Brothers! -- CBS Films...

Coens. 1960s. Folk. Awesome. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Trailer.

Oscar Isaac stars as a singer/songwriter in Inside Llewyn Davis, a wandering musician who ends up in the burgeoning New York City folk scene in the early 1960s. Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, the tale is supposedly...

US Trailer For Zhang Yimou's A WOMAN, A GUN AND A NOODLE SHOP

Last we we ran the US poster for Zhang Yimou's remake of the Coen Brothers' Blood Simple promising that it would soon be followed by a domestic trailer. And soon is now.Released as A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle...