Inside Llewyn Davis: Criterion Collection

February 18, 2016

Every time I watch Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), I’m reminded of the Bob Dylan song, “It Ain’t Me, Babe” and how the lyrics pertain to the film’s titular character. Set in 1961, it is the Coen brothers’ bittersweet love letter to folk music.... 


December 2, 2001

The 1980s were a good decade for period films—most notably, Amadeus (1984), Dangerous Liaisons (1988) and Valmont (1989). The problem with many of these kinds of movies is that they take themselves too seriously. What separates Amadeus from the others...