Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Inside Llewyn Davis

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Inside Llewyn Davis – Opening December 20, 2013

I finally got the chance to go pay to see a movie in theatres – something that I haven’t done in a while due to an extremely busy summer – and, lo and behold, they’re advertising for Oscar season already! This film has awards buzz written all over it, due partially to the cast but mainly to the brothers behind the scenes. Of their past four films directed by the Coen Brothers, three have earned Oscar nominations for Best Picture, along with a handful of other accolades (the fourth netted a Golden Globe bid for Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical). Their next project slated for release takes an actor mostly relegated to supporting roles, Oscar Isaac, and pairs him with his “Drive” wife and costar Carey Mulligan, whose five big roles – “Never Let Me Go,” “The Greatest,” “Drive,” “Shame,” and “The Great Gatsby” - since her Oscar-nominated breakout in “An Education,” have all demonstrated her talent and her knack for picking great parts. Add to that John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, Justin Timberlake, F. Murray Abraham, Adam Driver, Alex Karpovsky, and a handful of others, and you have a truly diverse and stellar ensemble. The film’s title invokes the similarly-named Llewelyn Moss from “No Country for Old Men,” portrayed by Josh Brolin, but this seems like a much more stylized, nostalgia-driven piece. The scene at the very end of the trailer, in which Llewyn refuses to start playing right after for Abraham’s Bud Grossman, is most telling of the film’s sense of itself, and this is undoubtedly going to be one of the most thoughtful and memorable films of the year.

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