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It’s a particularly gray New York winter in 1961, and Llewyn Davis, the talented but struggling folk singer at the center of the Coen Brothers’ bittersweet odyssey Inside Llewyn Davis, has endured more than his share of hardships and is approaching a crossroads. Carrying on as a solo act in the aftermath of his partner’s suicidal leap (off the George Washington Bridge), Llewyn’s paying gigs have been dwindling, as is his own manager’s interest in Llewyn’s career; he’s also down to his last few dollars (dimes?) and the list of friends who will offer him a spare couch is pretty much exhausted (his future stayovers with some uptown non-folk friends being jeopardized when he loses their cat).

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Two of the most enjoyable movies out right now probably don’t need my recommendation for you to see them-but I’m going to supply it anyway. Red
and The Social Network are both vastly entertaining films with assured direction, witty scripts, and enough twists and turns to satisfy the moviegoer looking for a modicum of intelligence with his entertainment.
 
Robert Schwentke’s Red (based on the comic book series) is probably the bigger and most welcome surprise.  A retired agent (a loose, funny, believable Bruce Willis) who passes the time chatting on the phone with a customer service rep (an engaging Mary-Louise Parker) finds himself a most wanted man for reasons unknown—at least at first...  
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