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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…
The Coen brothers take on the culture of 1960's folk musicians is a bleak yet brilliant film.
Featuring a star making performance from Oscar Isaac, who was a relative newcomer at the time, Inside Llewyn Davis portrays a New York City where dreams don't always come true. A New York where you are crashing on friends couches night after night, barely scraping by and doing anything just to get some money so you can get by and playing the same venue over and over. The film has a very distinct tone, one that evokes a city where even the most talented have little prospects. This works incredibly well and feels very distinct among the Coen brother's films that I have…
Loved the film. Usually the Coen Brothers films have a proper story. This was different as it was about a time in the life of a folk singer. It was character based. I loved each and every shot in the film. There was so much time given to thinking about each shot, it seems. This is the Coen Brothers slowly painting on the canvas and creating some thing beautiful.
That the Coens have specialized in a vein of Jewish-influenced 'existential comedy' throughout their careers that has been widely noted. One can see its marks in all of their films, especially their torturous treatment of Larry Gopnik in A SERIOUS MAN. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS examines a tragedy of unrewarded, unrecognized talent finally summed up by "I don't see a lot of money here." The Coen's familiar existential concerns seem to lack depth or insight and curse the film with a disappointingly flat story, but the Coens' depiction of the sixties Greenwich Village folk music scene is such a technically masterful piece of filmmaking that those flaws are almost forgotten. The work of cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel gorgeously fuses the faded hues…
A Perfect movie.
Movie #19 - Inside Llewyn Davis
The Coen brothers always do some interesting stuff. This movie is no exception, but it didn't grab me like some of their others. It was alright. I guess for whatever reason I didn't care enough about Llewyn to rate it higher. 2/5.
The Coen's work is always masterful and 2013's 'Inside Llewyn Davis' is another strong (strong is an understatement) outing from the duo. Except this time around we don't witness a film in true Coen's fashion, that being a film included with over the top characters, continuously funny moments, witty dialogue after witty dialogue, and bright colors to lighten the mood. But in my humble and honest opinion this is their best film yet.
'Inside Llewyn Davis' is the Coen's most somber tale told this far into their filmography and it follows the titular character Llewyn Davis on his journey to finding out who he is at this point in his life. Following the suicide of his singing partner, Llewyn attempts…
Throughout their career which spans nearly three decades in the film business, Joel & Ethan Coen (famously known as the Coen brothers) have given us some of America’s boldest films with their unique cinematic vision & distinct filmmaking style to build a reputation as one of world cinema’s most idiosyncratic visionaries working in the industry today. Most of the films they’ve made enjoys a celebrated cult following at present & their fan base is as diverse as their films itself. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Inside Llewyn Davis finds the Coen brothers in sublime form & puts on screen an aimless journey of a messed up individual navigating through the New York’s folk music scene of the early…
The more I watch this, the more I love it. All the little things floating out there that come together to make this achingly sad yet funny tale anchored by Oscar Isaac's phenomenal performance.
One of those instances where I feel like I've seriously missed something. Everyone truly seems to love this film. While I thought the central performance was great the film itself never really grabbed me. I think I may need to rewatch this at some point, I may have just been in the wrong head space for it.
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…