All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Inside Llewyn Davis
In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted, but volatile musician Llewyn Davis contemplates leaving the music scene altogether to return to sea as a merchant marine after the suicide of his singing partner.
Glossing over the Coen's filmography confirms my immediate sentiment after finishing Inside Llewyn Davis. I have never been moved by one of their films. That is not what they do. They craft tales that shy the beaten path, fill them with semi-human characters and embrace the style they are working in wholeheartedly.
Inside Llewyn Davis has all the hallmarks of a Coen film. With one trump up its sleeve causing me to allow this film to grip me, shake me and leave me the same way it leaves its protagonist. With a wry smile and an empty heart. That trump is Llewyn Davis and his portayer, Oscar Isaac, who gives one of the best performances of that year.
I'll keep this short (I love how I say it as if all of my reviews are incredibly in-depth and lengthy) since I feel like I'll be passing out from exhaustion at any moment, but finally got around to watching this. I've been looking forward to seeing the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis ever since I first heard about it, which is usually how it is for me whenever they have a new film coming out. But this is definitely my favorite film of theirs since No Country For Old Men back in 2007 (not saying that I didn't enjoy everything in-between).
I feel like pretty much everything about it this film is perfect, to me at least. Despite it's…
Inside Llewyn Davis plays like a real-time thought process of a damaged and longing soul. The title alone may be the most literal title ever to be given to a Coen brothers' film - the film is truly inside Llewyn's mind. His mind is how we see his world and his world is a weaving, incomplete and constantly unsettled pieces of a contemplative puzzle, held together by nothing more than the next thought or meditation. It's lost, but in a way we're here to find it as it beautifully pits a human crossroad into quiet beauty of the highest order.
The film begins and ends with the simple question of who would beat up a folk singer, but through it…
Like many of their protagonists, the Coen brothers make films that aren’t always easy to love. Although a great admirer of the duo and their unique brand of cinema there are only a handful of their films that I truly adore and most of those took more than one viewing to appreciate. As such it might take me a while to decide where Inside Llewyn Davis sits amongst the rest of their work even if its undeniable qualities shine through from its opening moments.
Loosely inspired by a chapter in the life of folk singer, Dave Van Ronk, Inside Llewyn Davis is a melancholic journey through the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early ‘60s following the titular Llewyn Davis,…
"Llewyn is the cat."
Even richer on second viewing. I feel you could watch this movie 100 times and not reach bottom. I laughed more, and I was moved more, and one performance choked me up more.
Someone needs to do a video essay putting the opening and closing scenes side by side, comparing and contrasting each shot and line reading, and examining what's changed and what stays the same, and why.
''If it was never new, and it never gets old, then it's a folk song.''
Well haven't we all been waiting a long time for the brothers Coen to inject their brand of special into the atmosphere again, and with the stage set for something as intimate as the music on show, I can only say that Inside Llewyn Davis was worth the 3 year wait.
It has been said that The Coen's love to torture their protagonists (which they jokingly stated themselves about A Serious Man), but that is not the case here with Oscar Isaac's titular figure. Here is a man that is haunted by death; of his partner (who has committed suicide in the recent past) and…
..like a song!
I have the same kind of affection for this movie as you have for a fuck-up younger sibling. (Which, I think, the Coen Brothers would like.) Not that this movie is a fuck-up. In fact, it’s my favorite Coen Brothers movie, even over Fargo or O Brother, but the energy of the film is an extended fuck you- it resists your love. If it weren’t for Oscar Isaac’s performance and, of course, the beautiful, beautiful music, the movie would be a brick wall. But instead it’s a window to a fascinating culture on the verge of becoming huge. The biggest storytelling triumph here is that the Coen Bros have made a movie about a struggling artist that is completely devoid…
Una crudeza distinta y muy verosímil.
Oscar Isaac arrives in this film; I believe people will look at this sarcastic, unsympathetic yet charming performance as the launching pad for Isaac's career. The best movie of 2013, and perhaps the best of the Coen Brothers' extensively brilliant filmography.
Yep, this is yet another film I'm writing a review of as I watch. Not even sorry.
The first two words in this film are "Hang me." and i have a feeling that might set the tone a bit there
I found myself tapping my foot to this song and I was like "wait what no this is a sad song wtf are you doing"
They're going into an alley and right now I am concerned somebody is going to get stabbe - oh no hey they got punched. Twice now. Oh, and here's a kick. and he walks away. good job old guy with the on point hat.
That cat is prettier than me.
I'M SORRY I JUST STARTED…
sacre bleu this is not the correct orange cat!
This is very good movie that trusts it's audience to fill in the blanks, which I normally really appreciate, but in this instance, the blanks aren't really that interesting, know what I'm sayin? The music is good and the performances are excellent (despite Carey Mulligan being saddled with a woefully underwritten part) but I just kinda can't get into this film, connect with it the way it seems to want me to. Each sequence feels good and right and has the little Coen touches that make them some of my favorite filmmakers, but it didn't seem to mesh for me.
I dunno, dude. Part of the reason I feel guilty for giving this such a relatively low rating…
Melancholic and funny. Excellent movie as always from the Coen-brothers.
Maravillosa. En ese punto milimétricamente exacto de equilibrio entre el drama más cruel y amargo, y la comedia más negra.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Originally a list made prior to Cannes 2014, now updated every mid-April.
This is every Palme d'Or nominee since the…