Rooster Illusion: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013): The Plot: A folk musician (Oscar Isaac) in 60s New York City couch surfs through life in the wake of his former partner’s suicide, lashing out at friends and strangers as his career goes nowhere. There is also a cat, a drug-addicted jazz musician (John Goodman), and an affair with Carey…

Single Malt Movies: The Great Gatsby

The (sort of) much anticipated The Great Gatsby came out last Friday.  This is Baz Luhrmann’s first feature-length film since Australia (2008), so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.  Luhrmann’s last three big films — Australia, Moulin Rouge!, and Romeo + Juliet — were all aesthetically pleasing and had some lovely music, so I went on to expect nothing…

Second Breakfast Previews the Cannes Lineup

The summer is almost upon us! Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Wolverine, Man of Steel, Pacific Rim, Monsters University, Fast & Furious 6, The Great Gatsby, World War Z, The Hangover Part III, After Earth, Despicable Me 2, This Is the End, Now You See Me, The Bling Ring, Kick-Ass 2, The…