There are no filmmakers more consistent in churning out masterpieces on a regular basis than Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, whose filmography is almost entirely made up of great films, underrated gems and, um, 'The Ladykillers.' Every new Coen Bros. film is an event and 'Inside Llewyn Davis' is no different -- it may not have the major star power of 'True Grit' or 'No Country For Old Men,' but there is no 2013 film that has us more excited.
Starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake, the film earned rave reviews out of Cannes and looks poised to be one of the major players in this year's Oscar season. Although the movie seems to light on traditional narrative, it appears to be filled with everything you'd expect from a Coen brothers film: incredible performances from actors you really like, droll character-driven comedy, beautiful cinematography and, of course, John Goodman. Here's the official synopsis, but you should watch the trailer since it sells a far more interesting movie:
'Inside Llewyn Davis' follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles—some of them of his own making.
'Inside Llewyn Davis' opens on December 20, an Oscar-friendly release date if there ever was one.