This year is the thirtieth anniversary of the Joel and Ethan Coen’s first film, “Blood Simple.” Since then, the pair have written or directed eighteen of the wackiest, funniest, and most memorable movies of all time. Here are seven of the greatest scenes from the Coens’ impressive catalogue:
The latest Coen Brothers’ film is about to premiere this Friday, December 6. “Inside Llewyn Davis”. follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. With music by Isaac, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, as well as Marcus Mumford and Punch Brothers.
I have a lot of faith in the Coen brothers. But when I heard that their next film, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” was going to be about a singer-songwriter in Greenwhich Village during the folk revival, I was a little worried. If there’s a period ripe for nostalgia among beardy folk music types, this one is it, and I didn’t want to see the Coen’s talent squandered on an excursion into hippy-folky sentimentality.
The Cannes International Film Festival announced the lineup for its main competition today, and the film I was hoping for most isn’t there.