Oscar predictions 2014: Inside Llewyn Davis

Our series continues with a look at the Coen brothers' tale of a 60s folk rock also-ran, starring a revelatory Oscar Isaac

Inside Llewyn Davis: first look review

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It's a rambling mixtape. I'm Not There in spirit, a bit Last Days in tone. Searching for Sugar Man pops up to add backing vocals.

What's it all about?

1961. Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) scrapes a living by hauling his acoustic guitar around the folk clubs of Greenwich Village. He's Dylan in his head, Donovan to the circuit. A talented lightweight struggling to rise out of anonymity. Perhaps a last gasp road trip to Chicago can drum up the gigs needed to get his album, Inside Llewyn Davis, out to the people?

How did it happen?

The Coens' 16th feature takes inspiration from The Mayor of MacDougal Street, a book by Elijah Wald and Village scenester Dave Van Ronk.

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