6 great new medium quality stills of Oscar Isaac in The Two Faces of January have been added to our photo gallery. Some photos feature Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen. You can also check out the first official clip from the film below!
The 1962-set story follows an elegant and beautiful American couple, vacationing in Greece, who get mixed up in a murder and must rely on the assistance of a shady young tour guide. The film has a great premise to work from, but does it all come together? According to our Jessica Kiang, it doesn’t, writing in her review from the Berlin Film Festival that ultimately, the movie is “a slack, minor entry in the Highsmith canon.” Bummer.
Filmoria.co.uk — He’s fast becoming one of the go-to, up-and-coming actors within the Hollywood community, and now Oscar Isaac follows up his leading man performance in the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis with a tale of betrayal in the short film, Ticky Tacky.
Due for its festival world premiere in the summer, Ticky Tacky has a brilliant new trailer showcasing the tale of Oscar Isaac’s wealthy businessman who finds himself at the hands of a betrayal by those closest to him.
Set in the confines of what looks to be his office, stacked full of books and expensive furniture, we see Isaac as he breaks down following the deceit and hatching a plan for revenge. The 15-minute short certainly looks to be an intriguing and laughter-filled event, with the main star revelling in a role that clearly has him utlilising his acting chops and really selling his character.
Ticky Tacky also stars Erika Rankin, Tim Rock, Helen Rogers and Julian Shatkin, and is directed by Brian Petsos.
In September 2013 some musicians who had worked on a movie together assembled for a concert. Presented by the Coen Brothers and T Bone Burnett comes a concert inspired by the Coen Brothers’ film, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ which is set in the 1960s Greenwich Village folk music scene, featuring live performances of the film’s music, as well as songs from the early 1960s. Performers include Jack White, Marcus Mumford, Joan Baez, Patti Smith, the Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, Dave Rawlings Machine, Gillian Welch, Rhiannon Giddens, Lake Street Dive, Colin Meloy, The Milk Carton Kids, and Willie Watson, as well as the star of the film Oscar Isaac.
Also, Inside Llewyn Davis is currently out in Blu Ray and DVD! If you enjoyed the film, be sure to grab your copy today!
If Inside Llewyn Davis whet your appetite to see a lot more from actor Oscar Isaac, the new Patricia Highsmith adaptation The Two Faces of January is hitting at just the right time. The film stars Isaac, Viggo Mortensen, and Kirsten Dunst in a story about a vacationing couple, not exactly squeaky lean folk, who fall into a business relationship with a scamming “tour guide.” When the couple gets into some serious trouble they call upon the guide for less-than-legal assistance. Watch the trailer below!
In 1962, the charismatic Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his alluring younger wife Colette (Kirsten Dunst), arrive in Athens by boat via the Corinthian Canal. While sightseeing at the Acropolis they encounter Rydal (Oscar Isaac), a young, Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide, scamming tourists on the side. Drawn to Colette’s beauty and impressed by Chester’s wealth and sophistication, Rydal gladly accepts their invitation to dinner. However, all is not as it seems with the MacFarlands and Chester’s affable exterior hides darker secrets.
DigitalSpy.com — The Coen brothers’ blackly comic drama Inside Llewyn Davis follows a week in the life of struggling folk musician Llewyn (Oscar Isaac) in 1960s New York.
Digital Spy sat down with Isaac and Carey Mulligan, who co-stars as a fellow singer with whom Llewyn shares a complicated past, to discuss how they developed their characters with the Coens.
“In our version, instead of buildings falling down or near-death experiences, it’s the music. That’s the major feat, and that’s your key into him.”
Isaac and Mulligan also discussed the cathartic tone of the songs in the film, which were performed by the cast and produced by T-Bone Burnett and Marcus Mumford, and the Coens’ deceptively “casual” approach to filmmaking.
Inside Llewyn Davis will be released in the UK on January 24.
For those who are just starting to discover Oscar Isaac and are interested in checking out his other roles, here is a wonderful list of 11 movies he stars in that you should definitely rent out! You can read more about it at Movie Fone News. My top 3 movies that Oscar stars in would be Balibo, Pu-239 and Agora. What are your favorites Oscar films?
Who is Oscar Isaac? He stars as a fictitious ’60s folk singer in the new Coen Brothers’ film “Inside Llewyn Davis,” and although he’s made plenty of films you’ve probably seen, he’s seemingly come out of nowhere, so much so that a reporter at Cannes (where the film won the Grand Prix award) asked the actor, “Where have you come from?”
The 33-year-old was born in Guatemala, raised in Miami, and educated at Juilliard. He’s been acting for more than 10 years, just in roles that haven’t gotten him a lot of attention — until now.
Even if you remember him from “Drive” or “Robin Hood,” you’ve likely never heard him sing before, but he’s actually been singing for years. Before breaking out as an actor, he sang and played lead guitar in the band The Blinking Underdogs.
Since you’ll likely be seeing a lot more of Isaac, here’s a handy guide to all the movies you might have seen or missed him in.