“Inside Llewyn Davis: A Man’s Journey” on Lady Clever

134The following is an excerpt from my piece “Inside Llewyn Davis: A Man’s Journey” on Lady Clever:

We’re sitting at the bar talking about Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen brother’s latest movie, nominated at last night’s Golden Globes’ for Best Motion Picture in the comedy/musical category. In my opinion, it’s a small and quiet film, and one that I liked in a measure it demanded — in a small and quiet way. But, despite critical acclaim pointing towards the contrary, I found Inside Llewyn Davis to be almost too small, so subtle and nuanced that its miniature details might sing in a different medium, a moralizing short story, perhaps, one filled with brooding internal dialogue, foreshadowing, and occasionally unrealistic coincidences that stretch the truth towards parable.

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