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'Inside Llewyn Davis' Review: Folk Singer 'One of the Coens' Most Fully Realized Creations'

'Inside Llewyn Davis': The Coen Brother's 'deepest dive into characterization' since 'A Serious Man' (image: Oscar Isaac in 'Inside Llewyn Davis') Since the Coen Brothers are quintessentially American filmmakers, it's apropos to use a baseball analogy to note that they enjoy the best batting average of any American filmmakers this side of Bronx-born Stanley Kubrick (or maybe Martin Scorsese or the remarkable early run of Rob Reiner). But whereas Kubrick reinvented every genre he tackled, Joel and Ethan Coen have become a genre of their own. With visual and thematic precision, they've sometimes mordantly, oftentimes violently, and always brilliantly extracted and clarified the key attributes of almost every category of American film, including the classic Western (True Grit), the gangster […]


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'Inside Llewyn Davis' Review: Folk Singer 'One of the Coens' Most Fully Realized Creations'



'The Great Gatsby' 2013: Second Best Leonardo DiCaprio Debut Ever?

'The Great Gatsby' 2013 with Leonardo DiCaprio. Leonardo DiCaprio The Great Gatsby movie box office: DiCaprio's second biggest opening ever – but trailing Titanic in ticket sales May 13, '13, update: The Great Gatsby movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel earned $50.08m at the North American box office this past weekend, including $3.25 million from late Thursday night showings, according to weekend box office actuals found at Boxofficemojo.com. Despite mostly poor reviews – The Great Gatsby has a 32 percent approval rating and 5.6/10 average among Rotten Tomatoes' top critics – the Baz Luhrmann-directed take on the love story between Leonardo DiCaprio's Jay Gatsby and Carey Mulligan's Daisy Buchanan far surpassed the expectations of both distributor Warner Bros. […]


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'The Great Gatsby' 2013: Second Best Leonardo DiCaprio Debut Ever?



THE GREAT GATSBY Movie: Leonardo DiCaprio 'Heir Apparent to Cary Grant'

The Great Gatsby Movie: Leonardo DiCaprio: 'Heir apparent to Cary Grant' (image: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby) [See previous post: “The Great Gatsby 2013: Leonardo DiCaprio, Baz Luhrmann Shine; Story Essence Lost.”] The role of the enigmatic, larger-than-life Gatsby would seem a difficult one to cast in an age when movie stars have been replaced by whatever pre-digested superhero is easiest to market and promote. Consider us lucky that one of the only movie stars left in American film makes a terrific Gatsby. There are moments when Leonardo DiCaprio, who previously worked with Luhrmann in 1996's Romeo + Juliet, looks the heir apparent to Cary Grant. Our first head-on shot of Gatsby shows the character as the […]


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THE GREAT GATSBY Movie: Leonardo DiCaprio 'Heir Apparent to Cary Grant'