Love that this is essentially a longform version of "Be Black, Baby" for imperialism
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…