They Had Me At Coen

I was reading to a review in the Wrap today on the upcoming Coen Brothers movie, Inside Llewyn Davis.

The reviewer Sasha Stone called it “breathtaking” and “likely to be one of the best films of the year.” Which is nice to hear, although it would be on my list of must-see movies even with bad reviews. On one hand, it is by the Coen Brothers whose films are always interesting in my book (whether the film all comes together or not). And the story takes place the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early Sixties. While the title character certainly has his Dylanesque qualities, the story actually is loosely based on folk singer Dave Van Ronk’s memoir.

Judging just from the trailer, Oscar Isaac looks quite convincing as a Village troubadour and the film also stars Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman and a rather Mitch Miller-looking F. Murray Abraham.

Despite its recent Cannes’ screening, the film is set to come out in December so maybe it’s best not to think too much about it yet.


About Michael Berick

I am a longtime writer, and lover, of music and pop culture. I have written for Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, the LA Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle, Cleveland Scene and more places (that I wouldn't take up more of your time mentioning now).
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