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    Review: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' An Excellent, Funny & Melancholy Look At The Hard Road That Inspires Great Art

    Long hours on the road, sleeping on sofas, eating very little, playing shows for little money; it's a wonder why anyone struggles to make it as a musician. But for Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) there really isn't any other option to playing music. "...And what, just exist?" he counters, when his sister...

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    The Coen Brothers Say They're Also Working On A "Musical Comedy"

    With "Inside Llewyn Davis" opening tomorrow, it seems folks are already eager to find out what the Coen Brothers might do next. Thankfully, they generally don't take too long between pictures and usually have a few ideas on the boil. Earlier this week we learned they have some kind of "sandal movie"...

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    Spike Jonze's 'Her' Wins Best Film & Best Director From National Board Of Review

    So how influential are the National Board Of Review winners? Well, last year "Zero Dark Thirty" won Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress and went on to be shut out in all three categories when the Oscars rolled out. Basically, just remember that there is a gulf between critics and Academy voter...

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    The Films Of The Coen Brothers: A Retrospective

    Are Joel & Ethan Coen the best American filmmakers of their generation? It's probably a silly question to pose, but we'll be damned if we can think of better candidates. Since their startling neo-noir debut "Blood Simple" (which turns three decades old next year), they've been behind a brace of firm...

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    Watch: Oscar Isaac Gets Locked Out With a Cat in Exclusive Scene From 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    With Joel and Ethan Coen's acclaimed folk music drama "Inside Llewyn Davis" finally opening in select theaters this Friday after playing to rapturous responses at the Cannes and New York film festivals, Indiewire is pleased to exclusively premiere a scene from the film featuring its lead star, Oscar...

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    Watch: U.K. Trailer For 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Plus 2 New Clips, Interviews With Coen Brothers, Oscar Isaac & More

    The year 2013 may have flew by fast, but not if you’re a fan of the Coen Brothers. The first trailer for “Inside Llewyn Davis” dropped this past January, then the film had its first private screening the following month, and then made its festival premiere at Cannes in May. Since then, unless you’ve...

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    The Coen Brothers Say They're Writing A "Sandal Movie" Set In Ancient Rome

    “You always hesitate to mention these things when you are in the middle of them, because sometimes they just go in a drawer and never surface again and then people ask 'what ever happened to that thing' for the next 20 years," Joel Coen said earlier this fall at the Telluride Film Festival, before m...

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    The Coen Brothers and T-Bone Burnett on Reuniting for 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Soundtrack and Whether It Can Match Success of 'O Brother'

    "If it's never new and doesn't get old, it's a folk song," a melancholy Llewyn Davis tells his audience in Joel and Ethan Coen's latest film, "Inside Llewyn Davis." And if said song is part of a soundtrack tied to a Coen brothers film, then it could be a huge hit.

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    Watch: 1.5 Hour Talk With Coen Brothers, Alec Baldwin & Carter Burwell About The Psychological Influence Of Movie Scores

    It's an interesting approach to a subject: a celebrated actor, two venerable filmmaking siblings, a lauded composer and a neuroscientist exploring the uniquely powerful role of music in determining the narrative design and the emotional impact of a film. Yep, at the “Art Of The Score,” a co-presenta...

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    Listen to the Entire Soundtrack of 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Streaming at NPR

    Ahead of its theatrical release next month and the soundtrack coming out next week, NPR is now streaming the full soundtrack for the Coen brothers' 60's-set folk music flick "Inside Llewyn Davis."

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