Big Winners at Cannes Film Festival: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

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Cannes Film Festival has come and gone and the Coen Brother’s latest film, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ is emerging as the big winner from this years festival as the Grand Prix (runner up) choice from the Steven Spielberg led jury.  Oscar buzz is already building about this 1960’s fictional look at a folk singer struggling to make it in ’60’s New York.  Although the movie won’t be released until fall, prime Oscar season, critics have been praising the movie and even mentioning a possible Best Actor nod for Oscar Isaac in the titular role.  Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Garrett Hedlund, and Carey Mulligan round out the latest from the helmers of ‘No Country for Old Men’ and ‘True Grit’ in a movie sure to be heavy on Dylan in the soundtrack.

Here’s a look at the compelling trailer:

 

If you pay attention you’ll notice a period appropriate Justin Timberlake in the film, which dovetails nicely with his recent retro album release and music.

The Palme d’Or went to ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’, although expectations for audience reception of this film should be tempered by the film’s three hour running time and controversial, highly eroticized lesbian romance subject matter.

Another movie making waves at Cannes was Nicolas Winding Refn‘s followup to ‘Drive’ called ‘Only God Forgives’ once again starring Ryan Gosling‘Only God Forgives’ is even more violent than Refn’s previous film, but let’s hope the auteur continues to push the cinematic envelope with his realistic/sickening displays of violence in his films.

Here’s a trailer for ‘Only God Forgives’ to wet your appetities:

 

Kristen Scott Thomas is receiving rave reviews for her turn as Gosling’s unabashedly Machievellian mother.

The flick is set for a July 19th release date in the U.S.

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