Matej’s review published on Letterboxd:
This is the movie that made me see what an amazing actor Oscar Isaac is. I'm a big fan of the Coens and Inside Llewyn Davis for me is one of the greatest films made by the Coen Brothers. It's also one of the greatest films ever made.
It's a story about a man in the 60s Llewyn Davis, who plays folk music and struggles to make a living out of what he loves. We follow him for one week and we see all the hardships he goes through to survive.
The cinematography is great, I love it. It wasn't done by Roger Deakins, one of my favorite cinematographers and someone the Coens use a lot, so it isn't as quite as beautiful as their previous films, but it's still great.
This film is very well written and it's got a great sense of dark humor which I enjoyed and it made me laugh a lot. It's also got a very good dramatic tone to it, in which you start to feel sorry for Llewyn and you just wanna see him succeed in some way, because he is constantly destroyed.
Oscar Isaac gives his best performance ever. I loved him in this movie. I've seen him in the past before, but after this he instantly became one of my favorite actors. He was phenomenal.
All the performances are actually great. Adam Driver, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan all give solid performances.
John Goodman shows up in this movie and every word John Goodman says is gold. He's probably the most quotable actor to ever live.
This can get depressing sometimes, but it's not an actual problem with the film. I don't think I have an actual problem with this film. I have to give it a 5/5. I love this movie so much.