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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…
Reminded me a bit of Nebraska. It has that sorry-, but at the same time that light-hearted, humourish-feel to it. I quite enjoyed it coz I was in the mood for a movie of this sorts and I wanted to check this out for a while now. It's nowhere near being a Coen brothers classic, but again if you have some time to watch a light-hearted, simple drama then this is worth your time.
Also quite enjoyed the old folks music.
Really great film with some awesome acting and music. Definitely go into this movie open minded. I would call this a Drama that has some comedic parts in it. all in all really good film.
Remains my favourite film of the year, a look at a bad week for a likeable asshole with terrific performances and a fantastic look. Oh so very watchable.
Pero que película tan mas menospreciada. Esos Coen saben hacer cine, indudablemente.
La historia de Llewyn Davis esta basada en la obra del músico y activista estadounidense Dave Van Ronk, cantante de folk de cafetería y consejal de muchos artistas de folk incluyendo a Bob Dylan.
Cinematográficamente la cinta es un prodigio con una producción barbara, desde su diseño de arte hasta su fotografía en abuso de grises denotando este gris viaje que vive este joven músico para encontrarse a si mismo. Interesantísimo el uso del lenguaje cinematográfico para usar como espejo a un gato a través del aprendizaje que el músico va adquiriendo en su viaje así como un gangster sin cara.
Oscar Isaac es el gran acierto y…
This film has been on my mind a lot recently and I had to watch it again to relive some of the memories I've had from watching it earlier in the year. The writing is superb. I love Carey Mulligan and Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac.
I love this film so much, I have nothing bad to say about it.
Soundtrack is beautiful.
I hope the Coen Brothers never die.
Inside Llewyn Davis is a great Dark Comedy. Oscar Issac actually makes this really bad guy like able. You can feel the tragedy in his eyes, but his character laughs at his own misery so it really did allow me to laugh at him. The story is still unconventional in its storytelling because this film really is about watching Llewyn be aimless in his travels and just trying to get by. The music is also beautiful and really perpetuates this story. This film is so well directed that I love it. And all the side characters are so memorable even if they are on screen for a couple minutes. It doesn't completely go all the way, but it gets really darn close. I give Inside Llewyn Davis 3.5 out of 4 stars.
A character study up there with WENDY AND LUCY and TAXI DRIVER for me. Perhaps even better because it provides and legitimizes the perspectives of peripheral characters, which I always admire even above a tight purely first-person focused character study.
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