Honestly? Oscar Issac and a cat. I feel like that’s enough to see this. Also, for some reason I find hard to write reviews (I’m not really a writer to begin with) for Coen brothers films.
Got to see this at this year’s New York Film (a post about a few other films I saw will be coming this weekend) and I actually really enjoyed it. The Coen Brothers are great directors but they can also be hit or miss for me. Hated Fargo. Loved Raising Arizona and Hudsucker Proxy. Surprisingly enough I actually enjoyed Inside Llewyn Davis. It was quite humorous with some dark moments but that’s what the Coen Brothers do. They love a good loser, don’t they? Ultimately for me it was all about Oscar Issac who performance as a likable/unlikable folk singer who makes a lot of terrible choices with little remorse, carries the film. Also, I am not totally sure if the Coen Brothers are making fun of the 60s folk scene or revering it. It’s possibly both and I would say a pretty accurate portrayal of that scene and time. It’s an interesting journey to go on with Llewyn. By the end you have some understanding and sympathy for his character but you also realize some people will never change and some people will always be losers no matter what they do.It’s really when Llewyn sings that you finally get to see him and understand him.
Also again, beautiful Oscar Issac and a cat AND if you stay long enough you can see Oscar sing.
Trailer - The Amazing Spider Man 2
Directed by Marc Webb. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Chris Cooper, Sally Field and Denis Leary.
Gotta be honest while I enjoyed the first film in this pretty unnecessary reboot it was pretty meh (it was still better than that Spider-Man 3 nonsense) . This looks a little better and not great but better and I sort of love Dane DeHaan. I’m here for Andrew, too. I will probably check it out. It’ll be decent film to kick off the summer.
In theaters May 2nd, 2014 (US)
Movies I Saw: Fall 2013 Pt. 1
December is here which means the end of the year lists are upon us. I am stilling going to do my normal lists but I want to write about a few films I have seen recently (mostly because I already have drafts for those) but the rest I am just cliff note that shit.
Here are some quick links to everything thing else I saw this year. I really dropped the ball on writing about most of them this year (again). But here is what I saw if you care:
Frances Ha - saw it again even though I saw last year at the New York Film Festival
Passion - saw it at the NYFF 2012 but I wrote something since it officially came out this year.
This week we’re talking about the ‘race-themed’ classic known as The Best Man Holiday; last week’s episode of Scandal (trigger warning for discussion of sexual assault); Lily Allen’s new video, and Kanye West’s, well…everything; but we first kick things off by giving shout outs to some of those who have contributed to our GoFundMe campaign. If you contributed but didn’t hear your name mentioned, it’s only because we are doing a few shout outs each episode, not because we forgot you so stay tuned!
Trailer - Nymphomaniac
Directed by Lars Von Trier. Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgard, Uma Thurman, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Stacy Martin, Willem Defoe, Connie Nielsen, and Udo Kier.
This a lot of movie but it’s nothing less than what I expected from Von Trier. I am not sure what I am feeling right now other than slightly uncomfortable and curious.
NSFW NSFW NSFW
Doctor Who Tumblr Presents The Guide To Celebrating the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Weekend, November 22-24, 2013
We are so very EXCITED for the one WEEK Doctor Who fans have been waiting for ALL YEAR!
First: let’s get the basics out of the way:
There is a slew of all new special Doctor Who TV programming premiering this week on BBC America (US), BBC (UK), Space Channel (CAN), and ABCTV (AUS). Click the links for each network to see their full schedules.
For everything else, including links to exclusive content, livetumblring + livetweeting, and platforms to follow read all the interesting bits below….
Oh! This is nice. I wasn’t planning on leaving the house this weekend but now it’s official.
The February 2014 Criterion Collection line-up
It was this or Sleepy Hollow. Unfortunately, I could not give up Sleepy Hollow but that’s what a DVR is for.
"Together" by Sam Smith x Nile Rodgers x Disclosure x Jimmy Napes
THIS BLESSING THO. SAM SMITH’S VOICE THO. THIS PERFECTION THO. THIS BEAT THO. THIS EVERYTHING THO.
What Brit said.
Lianne La Havas covering Little Dragon’s “Twice.” I love this girl. I love Little Dragon. The best combo ever.
Lupita Nyong’o photographed by Emma Tempest for InStyle mag
Trailer - Noah
Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Starring Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone and Anthony Hopkins.
This is more epic than I was expecting but I have the finally Aronofsky has been wanting to something on this scale for quite sometime and I think despite most of his work generally be on a smaller scale he has definitely proven he has got the chops to go big. It looks solid not perfect but solid enough.
In theaters March 28th, 2014