Inside Llewyn Davis ★★★★½

Incredible cat movie. Characterizing Llewyn with his begrudging obligation/genuine care for this cat is such a great little introduction to him, and serves as a wonderful thread to trace throughout the film.

Rife with subtext, which means it only gets better, more tragic on re-watch. I always tear up at the wonderfully complex moment when Llewyn gets angry at the Gorfeins, and then right at the end of that scene is a great joke that pulls me back in.
About how being a "good" artist doesn't necessarily mean you'll be a successful one, it's more about the uncontrollable "I don't see a lot of money here." (A perfectly timed joke that's also a total punch to the stomach)