ARTICLE KATE BRANCH
JUST A FEW REASONS WE CAN'T WAIT UNTIL IT'S DECEMBER...
Set in Greenwich Village in the ’60s, the Coen brothers’ INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS stars breakout actor Oscar Isaac as a trudging folksinger who channels early Bob Dylan. With T. Bone Burnett serving as executive music producer, you know the tunes are solid. (12/6)
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) brings us THE PAST, a French film about death and rebirth among two families after a tragic loss. Berenice Bejo won Best Actress at Cannes this year for her performance. (12/20)
In John Wells’s screen adaptation of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Meryl Streep mesmerizes (and mortifies) as a junkie from Oklahoma who prefers pills to her role as the materfamilias. Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Juliette Lewis, Ewan McGregor, and Abigail Breslin brilliantly play her beleaguered brood. (12/25)
David O’Russell casts Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence together again as a pair of con artists, in AMERICAN HUSTLE, alongside Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner, and Amy Adams. Sex, drugs, and grand theft in the 1970s? Perfect holiday fun! (12/25)