Comic fanboys aren’t the only ones to nerd out over upcoming movies. For many people, virtuosic directors, such as Joel and Ethan Coen, are superheroes too. To each his own, right?
The latest project from the Coen brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis, is set to be rolled out across theaters throughout December. It’s been three years since True Grit surged as one of the most pleasantly surprising audience hits of 2010, which was also the fourth straight year we were fortunate enough to receive a top-tier Coen product; that run of No Country for Old Men to Burn After Reading to A Serious Man and then True Grit was surely one of the most remarkable consecutive streaks in recent movie history.
I guess they deserved a little time off. The only problem is, this built up anticipation for their next project, and so hearing the musical-based premise of their newest film and seeing some of its early images made it appear that this directing team is still at the top of their game.
Personally, I can’t help but feel as though this is a movie made just for me—it has many of my favorite performers, a style of music I can’t resist, and that Midwestern Jewish sensibility that for some reason speaks to me. Then again: I haven’t actually watched it yet. I do my best to abstain from involving myself in the culture of overexcited anticipation, but this is an exceptional case.
Despite running the risk of setting impossibly high expectations, here are 6 aspects of Inside Llewyn Davis that have convinced me that it will be my favorite movie of all time.
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