Anthony Lane on the new Coen brothers film, “Inside Llewyn Davis”: http://nyr.kr/1dQSzox
“Here’s the thing, the masterstroke of the movie: Llewyn is very good, but he’s not great. The Coens could have made a film about a genius, just waiting to be dug up like a diamond. Indeed, in the closing minutes we see and hear the young Dylan at the back of a room. But Llewyn is a semiprecious stone, and that is the half-tragedy of his life.”
Illustration by Marc Aspinall.