Inside Llewyn Davis
"Inside Llewyn Davis" is the most satisfyingly diabolical cinematic structure that the Coens have ever contrived, and that's just one reason that I suspect it…
"Inside Llewyn Davis" is the most satisfyingly diabolical cinematic structure that the Coens have ever contrived, and that's just one reason that I suspect it may be their best movie yet.
Omer Mozaffar reflects on "12 Years a Slave."
Balder and Dash
The new co-production from three cable networks doesn't give them much bang for their bucks.
"Inside Llewyn Davis" star Oscar Isaac talks about how he got here, the way an actor can use music to express what's not there in dialogue, and the difficulty of playing a guy who might be considered a jerk.
Nelson Mandela 1918-2013; the war on smarm; Bilge Ebiri on "Inside Llewyn Davis"; Christmas with X-Men; the fan-led revival of "The Assassination of Jesse James."
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Nelson Mandela and with the people of South Africa.
The National Board of Review selects "Her" as best picture; is Jennifer Lawrence the new Anne Hathaway?; Melissa Anderson considers Barbara Stanwyck; how to defend your high school musical; Afghanistan returns to the movies.
Gerardo Valero sees the potential for a good remake in "Escape from New York."
Festivals & Awards
Erik Childress looks at the first awards of the season and their possible impact on the Oscar race.
Pablo Villaça offers his perspective on "The Great Beauty."
New York Film Critics Circle deems "American Hustle" best picture; the Oscar documentary shortlist; the earning potential fo the regional film festival circuit; Ted Hope's 30 really bad things in the indie film biz; Buffalo's remaining movie theater may go…
Critics group nominates "The Wolf of Wall Street" for several awards, perhaps without seeing it; why the kerfuffle between Elan and Diane on that plane last week is a lesson on why people shouldn't believe everything they read; hwo Disney…
Balder and Dash
Alan Zilberman looks at the move to minimalism in musical scores, and how those scores shape our emotional reactions.
Director Joe Dante talks about his sideline running the Trailers from Hell website, which showcases the much-maligned film preview.
How we discuss celebrity deaths; Maria Bello's modern coming-out; filmmaker Ava DuVernay on black films and filming black people; best books of 2013; how graphics are innovating documentaries.
Pablo Villaça offers another perspective on "Prisoners."