Inside Llewyn Davis ★★★★

If Spring Breakers was meant to play like a pop song, Inside Llewyn Davis is supposed to play like a folk song.

“You’ve probably heard that one before. If it isn’t new, and it never gets old, it’s a folk song” – Llewyn Davis

This film isn’t anything new, but it doesn’t feel old. This is both in terms of it being a story we’re quite familiar with (a down on his luck artist goes on a journey and it uses his art as its medium to express life) and its re-watchability. I’ve already seen it twice, and I can see this being my most re-watched film of the year. A large part of that is how fresh these folk songs make the movie, and they deserve to placed under the microscope to fully appreciate them.

Soundtrack analysis: HERE

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