“Inside Llewyn Davis” Elevates “Starving Artist” Stereotype to a Darkly Funny Hero


InsideLlewynDavis-CindyFazziFilm Review:Inside Llewyn Davis,” directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, 2013

The film starts with Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac), a folk singer, performing in a club. It’s the 1960s in Greenwich Village in New York City. He sings hauntingly about being hanged, a foreboding of what’s to come. Indeed, after his performance, he gets beaten up by a stranger at the back of the club. (more…)