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BUFF 2014 Review: ‘Blue Ruin’

Film: Blue Ruin Starring: Macon Blair Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier A man taking revenge on the person who murdered his parents whilst overcoming violent obstacles to get to his objective, sounds a bit familiar right? Good thing Blue Ruin is a rare film that can play off of those well-known revenge-thriller tropes while also giving […]

Intense ‘Blue Ruin’ Trailer Will Hook You From The Start

The indie world has been buzzing about Blue Ruin since it first premiered at TIFF in the fall of 2013. The revenge thriller has been compared to the early work of the Coen Brothers, and looking at the latest trailer it’s not hard to understand why. Blue Ruin follows a peaceful vagrant who finds his […]

Conor Oberst Auditioned For ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

In a conversation with Inside Llewyn Davis star Oscar Isaac in Interview magazine, Bright Eyes mastermind Conor Oberst revealed that he auditioned for the role of the titular character. According to Oberst, he was one of many musicians considered for the role of the folk singer. “I know I told you this when we met, […]

The Coen Brothers are Writing a “Musical Comedy”

While most of us are trying to get tickets to Inside Llewyn Davis when it hits theaters this week, its creators, the Coen brothers, are busy working on a “musical comedy” set around an opera. As they told Vulture, it’s one of two projects that the brothers are in the middle of. “One of the two things […]

Stream the Soundtrack for ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

If anyone needed a little something extra to get yourself going on this Monday morning, well, you’re in luck as NPR has made the entire Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack available for streaming. The excellent new film from the Coen Brothers explores the 1960s New York underground folk scene. I reviewed the film for UTG last […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Film: Inside Llewyn Davis Directed by: Ethan and Joel Coen Written by: Joel and Ethan Coen Starring: Oscar Isaac, John Goodman, Carey Mulligan “I don’t see a lot of money here,” a nightclub owner played by F. Murray Abraham tells Llewyn Davis after the folk singer bares his soul during a private performance in which […]

Official Trailer For Coen Brothers’ Folk Music Movie

The Coen Brothers have been hard at work on a new folk music movie, titled Inside Llewyn Davis. The film is loosely based off Dave Van Ronk’s published memoir The Mayor of MacDougal Street, and has actors such as Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan starring in it. The film was already a huge hit at […]

Jack White, Conor Oberst, Patti Smith to Play Coen Brothers’ Concert

Who would curate a concert that includes The Avett Brothers, Conor Oberst, Marcus Mumford, Patti Smith, The Decemberists‘ Colin Meloy, and Jack White‘s first live performance of 2013? Obviously the… Coen Brothers? In preparation for their upcoming film, Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen Brothers and T-Bone Burnett (the film’s soundtrack producer) are bringing the big hitters […]