I waited the entire film for the unreveal that Uncle Charlie is an imposter—just another “Typical American Family” all along.
With INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS the brothers have created something truly special.
Llewyn Davis is such a broken human, all too frighteningly familiar. Oscar Isaac is spectacular as the protagonist, giving a performance firmly solidified by how he intermingles the beauty of his voice with the brokenness in his heart. Each of his performances are driven by Llewyn's desire to be a successful musician but are under-girded by the searing pain of loss. And he's surrounded by such a dense palette…
"Noah Baumbach’s New York City is a land of optimistic self-discovery. Elizabeth Woods’ interpretation is an unrelenting fever-dream of repercussions for every action. Her debut feature narrative White Girl digs out the life-affirming joviality of the millennial, Swiftian (Taylor, that is) NYC and shoves it – scalped and maimed – through the meat grinder of Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets and Elaine May’s Mikey and Nicky. It’s not a safe world we live in, children.
Be warned: this film is not…