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New releases: Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' a rich look at folk scene
New releases: Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' a rich look at folk scene

Inside Llewyn Davis Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99 Available on VOD beginning Tuesday Joel and Ethan Coen use the pre-Bob Dylan Greenwich Village folk scene as a jumping-off point for a black comedy about obsolescence, but unlike earlier, similar Coen brothers films (such as "Barton Fink"), "Inside Llewyn Davis" doesn't just beat the crap out of a self-absorbed artiste for two hours. As Llewyn, Oscar Isaac is a sympathetic creep who can't catch a break in a world where his more fresh-scrubbed and personable colleagues are becoming stars. By holding on Llewyn as he plays his sad, lovely old folk songs, the Coens capture what was special about this time and...

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