Inside Llewyn Davis ★★★½

Isaac makes a wholly believable Davis, spiralling out of control as his hopes of a folk-singing career are dashed at every turn. But most of the problems he has are brought on by his own inability to connect with people, from his friends and his sister to his nursing-home-confined father and even his audiences. As counterpoint, we see other folk singers on the rise. It’s a cautionary tale, to be sure, thoughtfully presented.

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