Director: Joel and Ethan Coen
Stars: Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, John Goodman, F. Murray Abraham, Stark Sands, Adam Driver
Release Date: To be determined
Say that a movie is written and directed by the Coen brothers (Joel and Ethan) and all cinephiles will instantly stand at attention. That's what happens when your filmographies boast masterworks like Fargo, The Big Lebowski, and No Country for Old Men. So, naturally, the reclusive, esteemed siblings' latest, Inside Llewyn Davis is a shoe-in for any "Most Anticipated Movies" list on general principle.
Given its subject matter, though, the film is their most intriguing one in years, being that it sounds quainter and less heavy than 2009's A Serious Man and 2010's True Grit. Oscar Isaac—a steadily working actor who's ready to infiltrate the mainstream consciousness—headlines Inside Llewyn Davis as the title character, a folk musician coming of age alongside other singers and songwriters (played by Justin Timberlake and Garrett Hedlund, amongst others) in 1960s-era New York City.
Expect strong acting, intelligent storytelling, and a killer, vintage soundtrack.