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It's the music that moves 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

It's the music that moves 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

One of the most beguiling folk records of the year has the bonus of ferrying along a Joel and Ethan Coen plot line. The songs within the brothers' new "Inside Llewyn Davis" move from balladry to blues to ancient British folk, adding an extra layer of lyricism and revealing a portal to another storytelling realm. The selections and performances highlight a moment when a perfectly realized stanza sung honestly in a smoky cafe could produce an audible gasp, reverberate throughout New York's Greenwich Village and, with luck or if your name were Bob Dylan, American culture. At the center of the story, set in 1961, is the singer Llewyn Davis, an expert but oft-unlikable...

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