24 Jan '14, 7am

Find out why giving the Coen brothers latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis, 5 stars was a no-brainer

Find out why giving the Coen brothers latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis, 5 stars was a no-brainer

Don’t let the warm spotlight, the torn-from-the-heart musical performance and the applause fool you: early ’60s-era folk singer Llewyn Davis (Isaac, in a mercurial turn) is plummeting. This Greenwich Village gig may be his last. Soon, we’ll become familiar with the bearded dreamer’s itinerant lifestyle as he couch-crashes through the chilly winter of 1961. Llewyn lugs around a box of unsold records; his bandmate’s suicide haunts him. His best friend’s furious wife, Jean (Mulligan), has extremely bad news related to their recent fling. Plus, Llewyn’s let the cat run away. As ever, Joel and Ethan Coen share an anthropologist’s eye for endearingly humourous details, but Inside Llewyn Davis goes beyond its deceptively sweatered and chummy folk scene into a darker reality − of slush-filled shoes and broken hopes, with only coins for a cup of coffee. Somehow, you know this won’t...

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