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Movie Review: Inside Llewyn Davis

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The Coen Brothers are back with their heart-warming holiday tale of a musician in the sixties who pretty much takes advantage of everyone he comes across in any way he can so as to avoid freezing to death.

Merry Christmas from the Entire Coen Family!

Oscar Issac plays the titular role, playing a cynical and barbed folk musician who seems to burn every bridge he ever crosses, and he’s cross about pretty much everything. In his journey to make a living wage at what he loves doing the most, he comes across lots of real ‘characters’. Expect appearances by Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, F. Murray Abraham, Garrett Hedlund, Adam Driver, and, of course, the unforgettable John Goodman.

But how does it fair with The Unusual Suspects? Martin, JC and Chris are here to divvy up the review loot and let you know if that critical praise you’ve been hearing is real or just a false alarm.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.