Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis ★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

"He 'exists.'"

Not a nonlinear story, but a locked groove - Sisyphus, his hubris, and his boulder. The repetition at the film's conclusion explains the sort of inexplicable details at the beginning, sure. But isn't it also the realization of Roland Turner's threatened curse? Or just the unremarkable fate of a background figure in a storied moment in music history? The second time around, the facts are more clear, and less hopeful (who's this fella with the harmonica?), but there's no changing them.

backstreetsback liked this review