It’s been awhile since Joel and Ethan Coen were in theaters. Their last movie, 2010’s True Grit, was the highest-grossing movie of their career, their third Best Picture nominee in four years — and one of their most conventional films ever (though “conventional” for the Coens is still miles away from regular.) By comparison, their long-awaited next project is a hard-left turn into eccentricity. Inside Llewyn Davis follows a folk music singer through mid-60s New York and beyond. It stars Oscar Isaac (a.k.a. Standard, the non-Ryan Gosling husband of Carey Mulligan in Drive), alongside people like John Goodman, F. Murray Abraham, and Justin Timberlake. (Carey Mulligan’s here, too, blessedly not crying.) The film still doesn’t have domestic distribution, but a mysterious trailer mysterious leaked onto the internet. Check it out — there’s an HD version at ildatthegaslight.com.
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