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NPR Music 10: 2013

<b>February 2, 2013</b><p>My Bloody Valentine releases <i>m b v</i><p>After 22 years, the shoegaze band that launched a thousand gear-nerd obsessions suddenly announced its follow-up to <i>Loveless</i>, and 24 hours later released it directly to the fans who'd been waiting.<p><b>February 27, 2013</b><p>Van Cliburn (1934-2013)<p>At one point …

Music

James Franco talks Coen Brothers Netflix series: ‘It starts wacky but gets progressively darker’

James Franco has been discussing his collaboration with the Coen Brothers on The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, the upcoming Netflix series that marks the …

James Franco

The Persistence of Vision: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Auterism

Selfishness in direction, but in the best possible way.<p>Director <b>Paul Thomas Anderson</b> is one of the most predominant examples of a modern auteur …

Terrence Malick

‘Justice League’: Why Joss Whedon is Only Receiving a Credit for Writing, Not Directing

The WGA's decision to give Whedon a "screenplay by" credit indicates his substantial contribution equal to at least 33% of the final product.<p>After an …

Entertainment

Woody Harrelson says cheers to ‘Three Billboards’

The veteran actor continues his hot streak with a supporting role in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Movies

Catch 22 Miniseries Coming From George Clooney

Nearly two decades after <b>George Clooney</b> left the seminal medical drama <i>ER</i>, the actor is making a return to the small screen — and the only catch is the …

George Clooney

Legendary film composer Carter Burwell breaks down his approach

Fall is always a busy period for Carter Burwell. It’s not just that the legendary movie composer is always in demand, it’s that filmmakers with …

David O. Russell

Watch: Why the Restrained Framing of 'Fargo' is the Key to its Storytelling

The Coen Brothers designed <i>Fargo</i> to make the "uninteresting" interesting.Of course, <i>Fargo</i>, the Coen Bros.' 1996 Minnesota noir, is anything but …

Filmmaking

Amazon Studios acquires screenplay about tech billionaires

Amazon's movie studio has acquired the rights to former New York Times columnist Nick Bilton's "The Bunker," an original screenplay about tech …

Amazon Studios

‘X-Men’ Universe May Add James Franco as Multiple Man

Earlier this year, <b>James Franco</b> pulled double-duty on <b>The Deuce</b> by playing twin brothers, but apparently two isn’t enough for the actor. THR reports …

Comics

‘Three Billboards’ Is a Wannabe Coen Brothers Bag of Dumb Jokes

Martin McDonagh is an Irish playwright who has written several plays bizarre and shocking enough to mystify audiences and draw mixed reactions from …

Entertainment

The Unrelenting Stillness of the Coen Brothers

No jokes here, just quiet without peace.<p>When you think of the <b>Coen Brothers</b>, you might think of their bizarre, cockeyed characters and rapidity of …

Filmmaking

Netflix Canada TV Shows To Binge-Watch When You're Sick

Flu and cold season is approaching fast, and if you happen to get sick, staying at home all day can get really boring.However, if you're feeling well …

TV

Filmmaking artistry on first-rate display in ‘Three Billboards’

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” begins where most stories should begin, already in progress. The pivotal event, the tragedy from which the central character can never recover, has already happened, and what we see is the aftermath, the crazy things that take place after the world has …

Woody Harrelson

Frances McDormand plays grieving mother on a mission in ‘Three Billboards’

A ripe, violent and funny/serious slice of Americana with a colorful ensemble, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is expected to give Oscar …

Boston

Coen Brothers project brought an estimated $1 million to western Nebraska

The new Coen Brothers project brought about $1 million into western Nebraska, according to the state’s Department of Economic Development.<p>“The Ballad …

Oregon Trail

The Eerie Cinematography Similarities of ‘Raising Arizona’ and ‘The Evil Dead’

Travelling POV shots are an ambiance-creating hallmark.<p>The <b>Coen Brothers</b> always keep their low-budget horror teeth-cutting in the heart of their …

Evil Dead

Watch: For the Coen Brothers, Stillness is the Move

Some of the duo's most powerful scenes owe a debt to the absence of motion.<p>Early on in their career, the Coen Brothers made a name for themselves …

Filmmaking

No Country for Old Men and the Unavoidable Cycle of Greed and Violence

<i>The Sunday Matinee takes a look at a classic or beloved film each weekend. This week, we’re calling a coin toss as the Coen brothers’ masterpiece and</i> …

Javier Bardem

Videos: 10 Shows You Didn't Know Are Coming To Netflix in 2018

The is a new video from Screen Rant that lists 10 shows you didn’t know are coming to Netflix in 2018. Netflix continues to add to its rather large …

Netflix

The timely gravity of 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

Could Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards,’ spurred by an acting tour-de-force from Frances McDormand, be this year’s ‘Moonlight’ at the Oscars?<p>As …

Technology, Strategy Tips for Your Digital Analytics Program

Little did the Coen Brothers know it when they made the film, but "The Big Lebowski" has a lot to teach us about digital analytics. Just ask Phil …

Analytics

Mourning Becomes Electrifying In 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

It was the Year of Our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Seven when Frances McDormand collected her Academy Award for playing Marge Gunderson, the lovable pregnant cop heroine of <i>Fargo.</i> At that same time, Martin McDonagh was fast establishing himself as the <i>savant terrible</i> of the Irish and English …

Culture

Frances McDormand’s Top 10 Performances

<i>Top Performances is a recurring feature in which we definitively handpick the very best performances from an iconic actor or actress.</i><p>For many people, …

Frances McDormand Is The Tough-As-Nails Woman We Need Right Now

With her lead role in the new film <i>Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri</i>, Frances McDormand has once again gotten a platform to show why she’s …

Entertainment

The Coen Brothers Movies Not Made by the Coen Brothers

There are movies that are so Coenesque that people mistake them for the real thing.<p>How’s it Coen? That’s not just a bad pun but a question to ask …

Filmmaking

Framing Interesting Static in ‘Fargo’

By Jacob Oller How does one engross with intentional boredom?The Coen Brothers’ <b>Fargo</b> is a movie built on the back of Midwestern wholesomeness and the …

Filmmaking

How we made Blood Simple

‘None of us had been on a film set before. Someone had to help me find the camera’s on-off switch’<p>Barry Sonnenfeld, cinematographer<p>I met Joel Coen at a party in Manhattan in 1982. We got talking about how great the cinematography was in Wim Wenders’ The American Friend. He explained how he and his …

Film (UK)

‘Mudbound’ Lays the Groundwork for Netflix to Break Into the Oscars Race and Beyond

While speaking to Garrett Hedlund (<i>Unbroken</i>) and Jason Mitchell (<i>Straight Outta Compton</i>) about their new Netflix film <i>Mudbound</i>, an interesting quote …

Bong Joon-ho

SUBURBICON is a Poor Attempt at Coen Bros. Greatness

I am getting much closer to catch up with all my reviews if you were interested haha. I need nine day weeks and things would run much better!! But …

Julianne Moore