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…
Passed along on the Interwebs via Wiley Wiggins. I consider this to be a Lynchian companion piece to Sausage Party.
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This is his masterpiece:
His story is creepier than I thought. Of course he's a former local television kiddie show and late-night host. And registered sex offender.
In his performance, I detect hints of Fritz Lang's Rotwang ("Metropolis" (1927)), Herzog actor Clemens Scheitz ("Heart of Glass," "Stroszek," "Nosferatu the Vampyre" -- he would make a good Renfield), the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) from "Phantasm," Julian Beck in "Poltergeist II" -- and William Hickey in just about anything from "Wise Blood" on.
Gerardo Valero sees the potential for a good remake in "Escape from New York."
The first in a monthly series of video essays about unloved films, Scout Tafoya's video essay is an appreciation of "...
Erik Childress looks at the first awards of the season and their possible impact on the Oscar race.
Omer Mozaffar reflects on "12 Years a Slave."