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Coen brothers’ latest, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” gets a trailer

Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan shine in the footage shown.

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New set photos released for Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis”

Music always plays an important part in the films of Joel and Ethan Coen, but in the sibling duo’s new flick, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” the music will be taking center stage in a story inspired by folk pioneer Dave Van Ronk. Appropriately, the movie is set and being filmed in New York City’s Greenwich Village, […]

Call-In Commentary: Watch the “Shame” trailer with writer-director Steve McQueen (photo)

Call-In Commentary: Watch the “Shame” trailer with writer-director Steve McQueen

With a stunning, uncompromised performance from Michael Fassbender, “Shame” is easily one of the most powerful films of the year. Fassbender plays a deeply conflicted sex addict hopelessly seeking anything to fill his needs. The endlessly talented Carey Mulligan plays his quirky and also troubled sister, and their broken relationship is an acute link throughout […]

“Shame,” reviewed (photo)

“Shame,” reviewed

Michael Fassbender has become something of a sex symbol this year. I’ve personally witnessed more than a few ladies (and at least a couple guys) swoon over his rugged good looks and smoldering eyes in movies like “Jane Eyre,” “X-Men: First Class” and “A Dangerous Method,” and for those folks, “Shame” must sound like a […]

Justin Timberlake rumored to star in Coen brothers’ latest “Inside Llewyn Davis” (photo)

Justin Timberlake rumored to star in Coen brothers’ latest “Inside Llewyn Davis”

Casting is coming together very quickly for the Coen brothers’ latest big screen drama, “Inside Llewyn Davis.” The flick recently reunite “Drive” costars Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan for two of the lead roles, and now two more actors are getting closer to the project. John Goodman has been cast in an unknown role, and […]

“Drive,” reviewed (photo)

“Drive,” reviewed

You can compare “Drive” to a lot of other movies. In my interview with its director, Nicolas Winding Refn, he referenced Grimms’ fairy tales. I’ve read star Ryan Gosling refer to it as a violent John Hughes movie. Others have liken it to the poetic yet masculine works of Walter Hill and Michael Mann. All […]

Nicolas Winding Refn on “Drive,” Ryan Gosling’s jacket, and his “Logan’s Run” remake (photo)

Nicolas Winding Refn on “Drive,” Ryan Gosling’s jacket, and his “Logan’s Run” remake

I’ve interviewed a lot of directors. Nicolas Winding Refn is the first I’ve ever spoken to who actively solicited negative feedback about his movie. As we were wrapping up our conversation about his new film “Drive,” he pressed me to tell him something I didn’t like about it. You’ll see what I said, along with […]

Michael Fassbender reportedly has no shame in “Shame” (photo)

Michael Fassbender reportedly has no shame in “Shame”

It’s a slow news day here in the States, but across the pond in Italy it’s the end of a big weekend at the Venice Film Festival. And perhaps the, erm, biggest story we’ve been following is the reaction Michael Fassbender‘s new movie “Shame.” Directed by Steve McQueen, who also made Fassbender’s breakthrough movie “Hunger,” […]

Mark Romanek Holds On To “Never Let Me Go” (photo)

Mark Romanek Holds On To “Never Let Me Go”

It’s been a winding road to “Never Let Me Go” for Mark Romanek, who after years as a major music video director (his best know work includes the videos for Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer”, Madonna’s “Bedtime Story” and Michael Jackson’s “Scream”) found his way back to the film world with 2002’s “One Hour Photo,” starring […]

“Never Let Me Go,” Reviewed (photo)

“Never Let Me Go,” Reviewed

A note: This review divulges certain plot details that, though in the trailer, might be considered spoilers by the particularly cautious. Cheerful, rosy-cheeked children grow into tentative teenagers and pensive, pallid young adults in Mark Romanek’s “Never Let Me Go.” And they go no further. In the film, adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2005 novel of […]