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The_Comatorium

http://thoughtsfromthebooth.com/2013/12/31/film-review-inside-llewyn-davis-2013/

My review
7 years 11 months ago
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Dr Pandhattan

Here's a review I wrote on "Inside Llewyn Davis:" http://www.kameronmcbride.com/2013/12/inside-llewyn-davis-2013-review.html
7 years 11 months ago
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nicolaskrizan

a slight disappointment from the Coen brothers is perhaps just perfect for a movie largely about failure

https://beyond1001movies.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/1176/
6 years 9 months ago
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delon

interesting, atmospheric and great soundtrack but the supporting cast was really under-utilised.
review:
http://hoppervsfonda.tumblr.com/post/74932869884/inside-llewyn-davis-2014
7 years 9 months ago
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der Zorn Gottes

For me, the Coen brothers are a massive hit and miss duo. They've made some great movies, but also some absolute shitfests, thankfully, this movie is the former. As a great lover of folk music, it was a real pleasure seeing this movie do it so well, every song in this movie is great, wasn't a fan of that Bob Dylan easter egg in the end though, felt highly out of place and kinda cheap.

Oscar Isaac caught my eye in Ex Machina, where he carried the film the best he could. He was great in this film too, once again carrying the whole film, damn shame he decided to go for the big boy dollarinos in Satyr Wars. On the other hand, the cinematography is really beautiful and kinda unique in style.

The balance between drama and comedy is seamless, best featured during the scene where Oscar Isaacs character sings to his father, where the mood went from soul-crushing to very lighthearted in an instant. Same kind of balance keeps showing during the whole scene with John Goodman, whose character feels a bit too John Goodmanish for my liking.

The way how the movie is even structured like a folk song really pleased me, it starts with this violent scene after which you start to get these little stories that lead back to the violence, but this time around, you have so much more knowledge of the violent act. And where as the last scene in Whiplash, the other great music film of the past years, was invigorating and powering, the last scene in this film was sad and thought-provoking.

Also, the cat was nice. I like cats. Very good cat. Cat cat cat, catty cat cat. Needed more cats. Cat.
5 years 3 months ago
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urzadek

john goodman is gold
7 years 11 months ago
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lucafilm

I've found this interesting more than others Coen's movies because of showing a loser in music world, beaten at beginning, end and all through of the movie. Recommended
1 year 1 month ago
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Rosenrotta

Where's its scrotum?
1 year 4 months ago
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MilenaFlaherty

Very bittersweet. Loved Oscar Isaac.
6 years 12 months ago
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Everran

All the visual gloss of an art film, but it isn't. Inside Llewyn Davis relies almost entirely on contrivances (chasing a cat, losing the car keys) and has no real plot to speak of.
7 years 10 months ago
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Louis Mazzini

One of their best. 9/10
7 years 10 months ago
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theZeffo

loved it. cat plots work on me
8 years ago
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BogartBaggins

If you enjoyed a Serious Man, you'll enjoy Inside Llewyn Davis.
8 years ago
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stexdo

Brilliant screenplay and Oscar Isaac is superb. I kind of liked the look of the movie but I could have lived with less color filter. There are some minor characters that are so well written. Again and again, the Coen brothers are impressive!
7 years 6 months ago
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Siskoid

I can see the Cohen Bros.' new film, Inside Llewyn Davis, will be controversial. It's a kind of anti-film that trades on your formulaic expectations, assuming rightly that you will root for the struggling artist at the heart of this story - a folk singer in the 60s - but then proceeds to present a portrait of a man who can't make connections in his life, whether with his audience, in his personal life, or as a protagonist, leaving many things unresolved and ambiguous. Llewyn is not a likable character, but that's the point. He's a fake. He's not authentic like the other characters in the story. He can't tell genuine from false, a theme that recurs in different ways throughout his rather pathetic, pointless and recursive odyssey. Which isn't to say his music isn't good, his and other artists' numbers are solid, but he's deluding himself if he thinks he can successful with it. One of the central metaphors of the film is wrapped up in a feline companion whose fate tends to mirror his career and mood - that's some of the best cat acting I've ever seen, by the way, and probably the hardest thing about making this movie if I know my cats - but it isn't the only one, far from it. Inside Llewyn Davis could be analyzed up and down for a long time and still yield interesting stuff. But to some audiences, it'll a boring, pointless non-story about a jerk they can't connect with. Definitely one to watch and rewatch, because it's a layered onion. And not everyone can stomach onions. (My group of cinephiles do, and I must credit many of these thoughts to its members; this really was a discussion piece we were still talking about days later.)
6 years 5 months ago

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