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Mrs. Cohn Zohn, Grant and I just saw the Coen Brothers new film, “Inside Llewyn Davis.” For the love of God, avoid this movie.

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  1. mbabco

    Lowell, I don’t know if I’ll take your advice. I never miss a Coen brothers movie and have seldom been disappointed. A bit more data might be useful (i.e., exactly what makes this movie worthy of avoidance). Have you liked other Coen brothers movies. (Checking for director bias here.)

    December 28th, 2013 5:36 pm

  2. CohnZohn

    mbabco, I love the Coen Brothers, but not this one. My bias is this. It’s about folk singing in the 1960s, a dud topic to begin with. And the film is really depressing.

    December 28th, 2013 6:53 pm

  3. Streetglide

    I survived the ’60s folk scare by selling my D-28, moving to Frisco and buying a Gibson SG and a Fender Bassman Amp.

    This movie has huge ratings by people I usually trust, but it might be one of those flicks that demands a fermentation period in the old noggin. Then again, it might be the first dud ever by the Cohn Bro’s…

    You still haven’t rented “Twilight Samurai” or you would be shouting from the rooftops. I’m still waiting. Probably need to wait for a break from real sports, like during basketball season…

    December 28th, 2013 7:11 pm

  4. Brandon Conway

    Though it deals with a man struggling with depression I don’t feel that the film is of itself depressing. It’s a funnier sibling film to the Coen’s Job-esque tale A Serious Man from 2008. It’s the examination of a hurt man. Llewyn is this way through a combination of unfortunate luck, career choices made on stubborn principle and immediate need, and seemingly the cruelty of fate. The regretful truth, however, is that he chooses to be a hurt man, and on occasion attempts to unwisely find relief from this burden by pouring his disdain and sorrow onto others. That he is also able to channel this hurt into revelatory music is a miraculous curse. I found the film and the character rich with pained humor, longing tragedy, and at times deserved rejection, and while not likely to be to everyone’s tastes, I found it to be one of the finest experiences in cinema this year.

    December 28th, 2013 7:48 pm

  5. Johnc

    Since Roger Ebert’s passing I am a bit lost as to what movies to go see these days I always enjoyed his four star picks.

    December 28th, 2013 11:49 pm

  6. Steve the cat rescuer

    Streetglide: I bet you wish you still had that D-28, especially if it was Brazilian rosewood.

    December 29th, 2013 11:32 am

  7. Gopal

    Lowell, did you like the movie A Serious Man?

    That was one of my favorites.

    Just a litmus test…

    December 29th, 2013 7:53 pm

  8. CohnZohn

    Gopal, No I did not like it.

    December 29th, 2013 8:34 pm

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