Inside Llewyn Davis ★★★★

Update.

For someone who says she does not love this movie, I cannot stop thinking about it since I watched it. Now this could have a lot to do I reward Llewyn the same time I watch It's a Wonderful Life. I comparing everything to the Frank Capra movie. George Bailey and Llewyn Davis are worlds apart. One runs on instinctive kindness and doing the right thing, the other makes every possible wrong decision and burns every bridge he comes across. Llewyn is accidentally picking a fight in Pottersville somewhere. But both characters want something that is out of their reach no matter what they do. It takes most of their energy to stay where they are and keep their heads above water. While, Bailey learns that where he is, is in fact the best possible version of his life, Davis is stuck in a time loop from hell of the creative experience and will never get out of his own way. Oh crap, I know I am slow, but now I think I finally love this movie.


First Review

I'm still not entirely sure why I can not give my heart completely to Inside Llewyn Davis. It has all the things I love. Oscar issac, smart quirk (that only The Coens can pull off), really smart dialogue, great performances - John Goodman being incredibly awesome, New York. I mean how The Coen Brothers are able to paint the folk scene of New York in the early 1960s is so well done. And I mean paint, Bruno Delbonnel's cinematography looks like the whole movie is bathed in early morning light. Watching Issac's odyssey of trying to create art by making all the worse decisions is perfect. After all making art, or trying to do anything is a thankless job on repeat. So why can I not exactly why I'm not giving my heart over to it like other Coen movies. At this stage my favourite Coen movie from the decade is Hail Caesar! Which, I have no idea what that says about me.

Update.

For someone who says she does not love this movie, I cannot stop thinking about it since I watched it. Now this could have a lot to do I reward Llewyn the same time I watch It's a Wonderful Life. I comparing everything to the Frank Capra movie. George Bailey and Llewyn Davis are worlds apart. One runs on instinctive kindness and doing the right thing, the other makes every possible wrong decision and burns every bridge he comes across. Llewyn is accidentally picking a fight in Pottersville somewhere. But both characters want something that is out of their reach no matter what they do. It takes most of their energy

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