Josiah Morgan’s review published on Letterboxd:
I gotta preface this by saying I knew the 'twist' (if you call it a twist) before going in. I gotta then add that it didn't ruin the experience at all.
Featuring the Coen's trademark humor along with a little bit of their usual darkness, Inside Llewyn Davis at first glance doesn't set itself apart from the rest of their filmography, really. But it does sit on a slightly different playing field: Inside Llewyn Davis, while following a 3-act structure, uses said three-act structure to seperate each scene itself into it's own, smaller 3-act structure. Most of the time.
It's a fascinating conceit, and perhaps not one that even happened on purpose - but it works for the film.
The soundtrack is perfect. I've had 500 miles stuck in my head for 24 hours straight.
Oscar Isaac is brilliant but the true stand-out here is Carey Mulligan; perhaps the most interest actress of the decade so far.
Inside Llewyn Davis is a film I'll be revisiting again. And again. And again. And..
you get the picture