Jerm’s review published on Letterboxd:
Inside Llewyn Davis is an excellent movie , venturing into heavy and dramatic material that Joel & Ethan Coen are known for with some comedic fairytale elements.
Inside Llewyn Davis is Apparently inspired (loosely) by Dave van Ronk, who was a huge star of the Greenwich Village folk.
-I was left feeling amazed at the experiences, the way script & direction is weaved together was absolutely perfect.
-remarkable cinematography & sound editing adorn more spectacle to the film
- Oscar Issac delivers such a memorable performance , Definitely one of his best movies I’ve seen in his body of work.
- The movie is almost too reasltic, instead of giving us the “hollywood happy” trope that so many films like this take... it instead takes another route: being on the wrong side of luck. This in itself makes a very intriguing and unique film.
- WONDERFUL cast including Carey Mulligan, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake.
- MUSICAL ELEMENTS!!!!
David (Oscar Issac) performs one of the saddest folks songs I’ve ever heard. The direction (camera) takes us on a journey. Gently and slowlying hovering and following around him, setting an intense feeling and pulling us into a dark world of sorrow and vulnerability which he may try to hide in other parts of his life.
The Coen brothers have a talent of pulling you into this world full of grey and cold distance. We only catch slips of warmth through creativity. A perfect New York Winter.
In conclusion “Inside Llewyn Davis” is a sensational story that challenges multiple themes that are held together by the most wonderful and delicate touches.