Tom Zavertnik’s review published on Letterboxd:
Absolutely blown away, without a doubt, a top tier Coen Brothers film. It follows the story of Llewyn Davis, a folk musician that makes all the wrong decisions and considerably a piece of shit but still has a sliver of hope in his life,
Probably my favorite performance of Oscar Issac's, the way he can make Llewyn a person I can hate but fully understand why he is that way is truly astonishing. This alongside the excellent writing from the Coens, makes this film unbelievably filled with depth and a sort of realism about the upward mobility within the music industry (or any artistic industry for that matter).
But there's something else at play in the film besides its showcase of 1960s folk music, the last scene suggests something much much bigger. Something that I didn't expect but what the Coens do is absolutely brilliant and makes Llewyn's story even more complete and up for endless interpretations (of which there are many).
This is a film made for rewatchs, as I honestly can't wait for when I notice all the small clues and nods the Coen's put in, especially after that ending.
Also the "Please Mr. Kennedy" scene with Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver has to be one of the best scenes of all-time.