Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis is undeniably a gorgeous looking film, capturing a moment in the 1961 when the folk movement was finding its groove. Joel and Ethan Coen, along with cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel, have lovingly recreated the underground folk scene in wintry Greenwich Village, when it was post hep-cats and pre-hippies. The Gaslight Cafe is intimately …

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Wild Style

In the 80s as a suburban kid, my impression of hip-hop and rap came from early hits by Run-DMC and the seminal stinky (but hilarious) breakdancing films Breakin‘, Beatstreet, and Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo. If you are talking really old hip-hop, I can do the rap in Blondie’s “Rapture”, and do a white girl version …

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A Mighty Wind

The team that brought us the dog-show farce Best in Show and the small-town-puts-on-a-musical spoof Waiting for Guffman now turn their mockumentary eye on folk music. Not just folk music, but imagine if Down From the Mountain starred Peter, Paul, and Mary instead of the more indie-appreciated bluegrass and country artists. This is the music …

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