Here is the trailer for the Coen Brothers’ upcoming, Inside Llewyn Davis. I’m cautiously optimistic about this one as I’ve found the Coens to actually be hit or miss throughout their careers. The hits, notably Fargo and Burning After Reading, are extremely watchable and subversive. However, I’ve tended to find some of their recently lauded work, specifically True Grit and A Serious Man, to be too cloying, conspicuous, and thin on substance.
The one major point of interest for this new one is the absence of longtime cinematographer, Roger Deakins. He’s filled in by no slouch in Amelie and Harry Potter DP, Bruno Delbonnel. From just the trailer shots, there does seem to be a discernible style difference.