Welcome to FrockTalk, the web’s only costume-based movie review site. The goal of Frocktalk is to shed light on the magnificent artistry of costume design in motion pictures. Reviews on this site are written by working costume designers in the entertainment industry – people who know, better than anyone, what it takes to make it all happen. The focus of FrockTalk is not to comment on the big flashy costume dramas, but to call attention to the seemingly ordinary costume design work in film that silently and persuasively moves the audience toward understanding the characters. Costume design for motion pictures is an art form that deserves more recognition than it usually gets. Fancy, pretty costumes do not always equal effective, appropriate costumes. The art of the costume is in letting the audience know who the character is, before the actor even has a chance to open his mouth. Read on, and enjoy. ** CAUTION: ALL REVIEWS CONTAIN SPOILERS! **

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Inside Llewyn Davis



If you work in the arts, you probably know someone like Llewyn Davis… someone who has a boatload of talent, but can’t seem to stop self-sabotaging. The Coen Brothers make use of this archetype – the slacker who just can not, for the love of God, get on with it – in their tale of the early 1960s folk music scene in New York City. The movie is really interesting, though at times frustrating to watch, mostly because you just want to punch Llewyn in the face and tell him to get it together. The costumes (by designer Mary Zophres) are wonderful, and there is a very cute ginger kitty who steals just about every scene he’s in.

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Shameless Self-Promotion: Dark and Stormy Night!

Daniel Roebuck, Jennifer Blaire, Faye Masterson and Dan Conroy in Dark and Stormy Night

Ladies and gentlemen, Frocktalkers of all ages!  Please come and see the fabulous film called Dark and Stormy Night!  Directed by the world-renowned genius, Larry Blamire!  Starring a cast of aces!  It’s a riot!  It’s hilarious!  Fabulous costumes (wink, wink)!!! Appropriate for human beings 7 years and older!!!  In beautiful black and white!  And screening in Los Angeles at the New Beverly Cinema!!!!

Showtimes:  Sunday, July 25 at 5:40PM and 9:20 PM; Monday, July 26 at 9:20 PM; Wednesday, July 28 at 7:30 PM and Thursday, July 29 at 7:30

New Beverly Cinema:  7165 West Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 (one block west of La Brea)  (323) 938-4038


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