Cinema Misfits, Episode 82: Dallas Buyers Club, Inside Llewyn Davis, and Philomena

6 ‘n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.

Dallas Buyers Club.  First Anne Hathaway lost 25 pounds to be in Les Miserables, and now Matthew McConaughey loses even more weight for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.  In the future, Academy members won’t vote for best actor but will hold a weigh-in, and whoever comes in lowest will take the Oscar.

Inside Llewyn Davis.  Even though critics seem to love Inside Llewyn Davis, fans of folk music probably haven’t been this outraged since Dylan went “electric” at the Newport Folk Festival.

Philomena.  This is the story of a woman who was forced by a convent to sign away the parental rights to her young son, and of her 50 year search to find him.  You know, sometimes it seems like it takes that long to find a decent movie at the local multiplex, but if you go to see this film, both your search, and Philomena’s, will have a happy ending.

Thanks for listening! We’ll be back in three weeks.
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2 thoughts on “Cinema Misfits, Episode 82: Dallas Buyers Club, Inside Llewyn Davis, and Philomena

  1. Not since the infamous unanimous praising of The Avengers have I shaken my head with such vehemence with every word uttered by the Cinema Misfits as I did with the review of Inside Llewyn Davis.
    Yes, Llewyn Davis was unlikable, yes he did not grow, but he was complex and interesting and I do not think him noticing his father takng a poop during one of his songs was a cheap throwaway at all. I love that the Coen Brothers constantly reject and bury Syn Field and his fascist storytelling principles that have hijacked Hollywood. I read one clever review where they point out the whole cat subplot was a jab at the Save the Cat book on writing formulaic screenplays.
    Of the movies I saw in 2013 while Gravity was more unique as a spectacle, Iron Man 3 had me more thrilled, and Mud worked out my emotions more, Inside Llewyn Davis was the only movie that I want to see again. Maybe it’s just because I’m jonesing for the new season of Mad Men but I think it’s also the rare movie where you don’t really have a clue of what’s going on until the credits roll. Here’s my review…

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