Llewyn Davis is Empty and Pointless

Review of Inside Llewyn Davis, Directed by Joel and Ethan CoenThere has always been a bleak strain in the films of Joel and Ethan Coen. But more often than not the brothers leaven the blackness with quirky humor: their signature is a hilarious misanthropy, a loving satire of our own human stupidity.  The humor is essential to make their world bearable: take away the humor, and all you have is black.  Which is a pretty good description of Inside Llewyn Davis.  This, alongside No Country for Ol … [Read more...]