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    "Inside Llewyn Davis" Opens in the UK

    Inside Llewyn Davis, the new film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, which opened in theaters across the United States earlier this month to great critical acclaim, is now playing in theaters across the United Kingdom. The film has been hailed as Best Picture of the Year by the BBC, New York Times, Film Comment, Variety, and many others, and has been nominated for three BAFTA Awards. To find out where Inside Llewyn Davis is playing in the UK, and for tickets, click here.

    In the UK, Inside Llewyn Davis earns perfect five-star reviews from the Times of London, Telegraph, Guardian, and Time Out London.

    "From the moment Llewyn Davis sings the folk ballad 'Hang Me, Oh Hang Me' in a spotlit halo of smoke in the Gaslight Café in downtown New York in 1961, you know you are going to love this movie," exclaims Times film critic Kate Muir in her five-star review. "Llewyn finds succour in the music and so do we, because it’s glorious, arranged for the film by Marcus Mumford and the great T-Bone Burnett, who also put together the score for O Brother, Where Art Thou? (I downloaded the soundtrack months ago and haven’t yet grown tired of it.)"

    Times subscribers can read the complete review online at thetimes.co.uk.

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    The Telegraph gives Inside Llewyn Davis a perfect five stars as well.

    "The film is wildly accomplished; moving and rich and funny and exhilarating in a way that leaves you prickling from toes to scalp," writes Telegraph film critic Robbie Collin. "It’s an instant fixture on the Coens’ A-list, which is no small compliment."

    Collin also calls attention to music of Inside Llewyn Davis, writing: "The film’s outstanding soundtrack was curated by the songwriter and record producer T Bone Burnett, and was recorded live on set by the extraordinarily talented cast."

    Read the complete five-star review at telegraph.co.uk.

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    Inside Llewyn Davis receives a perfect five stars from the Guardian too.

    "The Coen brothers' exquisitely sad and funny new comedy is set in a world of music that somehow combines childlike innocence with an aged and exhausted acceptance of the world," writes reviewer Peter Bradshaw. "It is a beguilingly studied period piece from America's early-60s Greenwich Village folk scene. Every frame looks like a classic album cover, or at the very least a great inner gatefold—these are screen images that look as if they should have lyrics and sleeve notes superimposed."

    Read more at theguardian.com.

    To celebrate the film's UK release, the Guardian is giving away a DX1AE guitar from Martin & Co, plus an official Inside Llewyn Davis film poster signed by the Coen Brothers and stars Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, and John Goodman. For details, click here.

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    Time Out London's Dave Calhoun, in his five-star review, calls attention to the film's "wonderful soundtrack of folk standards (mostly sung by the actors) that lingers long in the memory." 

    The Independent's Geoffrey MacNab calls it "one of the Coen brothers’ richest and most idiosyncratic films," noting that "the period detail is meticulous ... but the themes are universal." MacNab goes on to say that the film's music is "performed beautifully."

    T Bone Burnett spoke with Drowned in Sound about that music, working with the Coen brothers, and much more. You can read the extensive interview at drownedinsound.com.

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    To pick up a copy of the Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store.

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Inside Llewyn Davis, the new film by Joel and Ethan Coen, is now playing in theaters across the UK, earning five-star reviews from the Times of London, TelegraphGuardian, and Time Out. "From the moment Llewyn Davis sings the folk ballad 'Hang Me, Oh Hang Me' in a spotlit halo of smoke in the Gaslight Café in downtown New York in 1961, you know you are going to love this movie," exclaims the Times. "Llewyn finds succour in the music and so do we, because it’s glorious." Says the Telegraph: "The film is wildly accomplished; moving and rich and funny and exhilarating in a way that leaves you prickling from toes to scalp. It’s an instant fixture on the Coens’ A-list, which is no small compliment." 

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Inside Llewyn Davis, the new film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, which opened in theaters across the United States earlier this month to great critical acclaim, is now playing in theaters across the United Kingdom. The film has been hailed as Best Picture of the Year by the BBC, New York Times, Film Comment, Variety, and many others, and has been nominated for three BAFTA Awards. To find out where Inside Llewyn Davis is playing in the UK, and for tickets, click here.

In the UK, Inside Llewyn Davis earns perfect five-star reviews from the Times of London, Telegraph, Guardian, and Time Out London.

"From the moment Llewyn Davis sings the folk ballad 'Hang Me, Oh Hang Me' in a spotlit halo of smoke in the Gaslight Café in downtown New York in 1961, you know you are going to love this movie," exclaims Times film critic Kate Muir in her five-star review. "Llewyn finds succour in the music and so do we, because it’s glorious, arranged for the film by Marcus Mumford and the great T-Bone Burnett, who also put together the score for O Brother, Where Art Thou? (I downloaded the soundtrack months ago and haven’t yet grown tired of it.)"

Times subscribers can read the complete review online at thetimes.co.uk.

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The Telegraph gives Inside Llewyn Davis a perfect five stars as well.

"The film is wildly accomplished; moving and rich and funny and exhilarating in a way that leaves you prickling from toes to scalp," writes Telegraph film critic Robbie Collin. "It’s an instant fixture on the Coens’ A-list, which is no small compliment."

Collin also calls attention to music of Inside Llewyn Davis, writing: "The film’s outstanding soundtrack was curated by the songwriter and record producer T Bone Burnett, and was recorded live on set by the extraordinarily talented cast."

Read the complete five-star review at telegraph.co.uk.

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Inside Llewyn Davis receives a perfect five stars from the Guardian too.

"The Coen brothers' exquisitely sad and funny new comedy is set in a world of music that somehow combines childlike innocence with an aged and exhausted acceptance of the world," writes reviewer Peter Bradshaw. "It is a beguilingly studied period piece from America's early-60s Greenwich Village folk scene. Every frame looks like a classic album cover, or at the very least a great inner gatefold—these are screen images that look as if they should have lyrics and sleeve notes superimposed."

Read more at theguardian.com.

To celebrate the film's UK release, the Guardian is giving away a DX1AE guitar from Martin & Co, plus an official Inside Llewyn Davis film poster signed by the Coen Brothers and stars Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, and John Goodman. For details, click here.

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Time Out London's Dave Calhoun, in his five-star review, calls attention to the film's "wonderful soundtrack of folk standards (mostly sung by the actors) that lingers long in the memory." 

The Independent's Geoffrey MacNab calls it "one of the Coen brothers’ richest and most idiosyncratic films," noting that "the period detail is meticulous ... but the themes are universal." MacNab goes on to say that the film's music is "performed beautifully."

T Bone Burnett spoke with Drowned in Sound about that music, working with the Coen brothers, and much more. You can read the extensive interview at drownedinsound.com.

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To pick up a copy of the Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store.

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