Inside Llewyn Davis ★★★

The real star is Bruno Delbonnel, the cinematographer. You may remember his work in Amelie. Yes, his work is mind blowing. I do miss Roger Deakins (who usually works with the Coen Brothers); but with such tall shoes to fill, Bruno did an amazing job. There's a quality to the film stock, lighting, and atmosphere that I've never seen before. Magic, maybe.

As for the movie... eh. I did enjoy what some critics are calling a deep and somewhat hidden black comedy inherent to the scenes. Its subtlety was intriguing but it didn't sell me on the film. I guess, at the end of the day, the subject matter eluded me. Just like that damn cat.

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