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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…
when this film has the best soundtrack ever made
Originally at City Screen - Blu-Ray
Lived up to my expectations. Oscar Isaac was fantastic, everything about this movie was fantastic. Only review I can think to write is LOVED IT.
So far, Oscar Isaac hasn't disappointed me and this movie just goes to prove how versatile he is. Moody, melancholic and slightly humorous are the best words to describes some of the scenes. Really, I enjoyed this movie a lot.
A depressing journey through the life of a middling musician. Quality filmaking by the Cohen Brothers. Fantastic tone, atmosphere, ambience, composition, acting, and musical performance.
Hmm... Ok... I didn't love this film. It wasn't exactly exciting, but it was interesting. Rather than say this film had a story, I would call it a snapshot of an era. It doesn't have a beginning or and end, it drops you into the Greenwich Folk Scene of the early 1960s. It follows Llewyn Davis, a struggling folk singer, wonderfully portrayed by Oscar Isaac. The guy is a bit of an asshole, and it's obvious music is just a way of obtaining money to him. But even though he is paying for a girl to have an abortion, and doing a bad job of looking after his neighbour's cat, when he starts singing and playing guitar he transforms into…
Another powerhouse by the coen brothers, very well acted, strange, bitterly funny, kind of depressing, but also kind of heartfelt. What you expect from a good Coen brothers movie.
"If it was never new, and it never gets old, then it's a folk song.
O nome do mais recente disco do cantor solo Llewyn Davis chama-se Inside Llewyn Davis. Mas, para além de ser isso, é igualmente todo o sentido questionável do seu personagem. O que se passa dentro da mente de Llewyn Davis? Até onde ele acredita no seu sonho? Até onde ele pretende chegar? E o que se está passando? E o que se já passou? E o que ainda terá de enfrentar?
A mais recente obra destes aclamados irmãos cineastas, é sobre um protagonista complexo, num clima frio e difícil. Com habilidade narrativa, com recurso de metáforas, os Coens aos poucos vão nos evidenciando o que…
Tiene fallos, y se podría pedir mucho más de los Coen en cuanto a varios secundarios o a algunas acciones que carecen de mucho sentido para justificar otras que tampoco lo tienen, PERO: a mí me puso blandito, y por lo tanto conmigo funciona perfectamente.
Las canciones folk que canta Llewyn transmiten la atmósfera, y el tratamiento del mundo de la música desde una perspectiva decadente es muy atrayente. Todas las películas en las que se trate la música de forma original o interesante ya me ganan de inicio, y eso ayuda aún más.
La estructura de la película, con una primera escena en la que se ve a Llewyn hundido tras haber sido apaleado, que finalmente se presenta como…
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