Jan 24, 2013

New Coen Brothers Alert! Take A Peek INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

I'm always excited for a new Coen Brothers movie.  Without exception.  Granted not every outing is an overwhelming success, but even a lesser Coen effort like The Ladykillers is better than the majority of cinema fare.

After the critical success of True Grit, Joel and Ethan are once again changing tonal gears with their next film Inside Llewyn Davis, which charts the misadventures of a 1960's Bob Dylan-esque folk singer played by Oscar Isaac.  I just saw him play a musician in the amusing Ten Years and the guy can certainly carry a tune.  Isaac can best be described as someone who Hollywood absolutely LOVES and the majority of Americans couldn't identify if he set their shoes on fire.  While he hasn't had a proper breakthrough role yet, the man's talent is undeniable and a quirky Coen Brothers period dramady might be exactly the right environment for Isaac to shine.

That is, of course, assuming he isn't overshadowed by his supporting cast.  As per usual, the Coens have assembled a stellar troupe of players, including Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Adam Driver, F. Murray Abraham, John Goodman and his amazing hairpiece.

Can.  Not.  Wait.

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