Joel and Ethan Coen have been remarkably successful working together, from Oscar hits like “Fargo” and “No Country for Old Men” to cult classics like “The Big Lebowski,” thanks in part to a long track record of finding talent. With “Inside Llewyn Davis,” in theaters Dec. 20, the brothers are back directing a bright new star, Oscar Isaac, who transitions from an oft-used side character to a leading man to play a talented, yet deeply flawed folk singer struggling in New York City’s Greenwich Village in 1961. Watch a BDCwire exclusive interview with Isaac, where he discusses learning new guitar picking styles for the role and confesses to his blue-haired ska band roots. More
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This weekend might be a good one to catch a movie, with some of Hollywood’s most esteemed directors dropping new films. If you need a distraction from your holiday shopping, you might even check out a bar crawl, a cell phone art show, or one of the other many events happening in town this weekend.