Now when I say itís beautiful, I mean just that, itís gorgeous to look at. The way itís filmed, the wardrobes, the city, itís all captured in a magnificent way. The Coen boys still got game. The cast is also great. Iím a huge Garrett Hedlund fan (dude still needs to find his niche) and John Goodmanís always a delight. We couldíve done without JT here, he feels bland and in no way helps the story, and as for Oscar Isaacís portrayal of Llewyn Davis, I thought he was on the money from what I can tell. Heís a cool character with lots of heartóI love his arc with the cat. Priceless.
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS is yet another rise to fame origin story of a musician pitched in the same way weíve seen a hundred times before. I liked it, but damn, itís the same formula (more or less) as nearly every film like it that come beforeótrust me, Iíve reviewed a pile of them. Dudeís down on his luck, the walls are caving in, trouble with the wife/family/whatever, and when all hope is lost, he gets that break and things turn around. Now I know thereís far more to it than that, but as a guy who reviews these flicks time and time again, it feels like more of the same.