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Coen brothers to revise Cold War script

21 May 2014

Film gossip

The Coen Brothers will revise the script of Tom Hanks' upcoming Cold War film. Joel and Ethan Coen have been enlisted to re-write the so far untitled DreamWorks project, which has already confirmed Steven Spielberg as director and Tom Hanks for the…

Fargo TV series to air on Channel 4

10 Mar 2014

TV gossip

Channel 4 will air a new TV adaptation of 'Fargo'. The US TV drama is based on Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 movie of the same name and is due to begin airing in the US on FX in April, with the UK broadcast to follow shortly after. The series stars…

Inside Llewyn Davis

16 Jan 20145 stars

Oscaar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake star in the Coens' wonderful 60s folk movie

The Coen brothers return with the 16th film of their remarkable careers, once again vaulting the exceedingly high bar they’ve set for themselves. Set in the smoky dive bars of 1961 Greenwich Village, Inside Llewyn Davis is (very) loosely based on the…

Interview: Oscar Isaac, star of the Coen brothers folk dramedy Inside Llewyn Davis

13 Jan 2014

Isaac sits down to talk about Greenwich Village, Charles Bukowski and Justin Timberlake

Oscar Isaac was born in Guatemala and raised in Miami, Florida. After a stint as a musician he turned to acting, eventually securing supporting roles in Drive and Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood. Isaac now makes the leap to leading man in Inside Llewyn Davis…

Cannes Film Festival 2013 highlights

25 Apr 2013

Hannah McGill tells us what's worth caring about in this year's Cannes Film Festival line up

What is the Cannes film festival, apart from a beach resort shindig where starlets model frocks, Lars Von Trier winds people up, and headline writers are driven to terrible Cannes/can puns? The film festival was set up in 1946 as a free world rival to…

Gambit

13 Nov 20122 stars

Charmless remake of 1966 caper flick, starring Colin Firth, Alan Rickman and Cameron Diaz

A very loose remake of the 1966 film starring Michael Caine as a cat burglar, the most notable thing about this art scam caper movie is that it’s been written by Joel and Ethan Coen. Don’t get too excited, though. While it boasts the precision plotting…