With the oscar season closing in, I wanted to watch all the contenders. While this was not nominated for best picture, it was for cinematography. After watching this film, I think it is one of the best of 2013. It should have been nominated for best picture, as it was one of the best films I have seen all year. Before praising the film, I do have several complaints. The biggest is that there were too many elements of the plot left unresolved. There were only a couple that bothered me, but not enough to dislike the film. The other problem I had was that I found some of the characters very unlikable. However, I recognize that it was the intention of the film to make them unlikable. With my complaints dealt with, I can go ahead and praise the film for some fantastic cinematography, catchy music, and some fine writing. The lighting in the film is some of the best that I have seen, and the color reflect the time period they are representing. The music was very well done, and I find myself listening over and over again to “Please Mr. Kennedy”. I also very much liked the ending of the film. I will not spoil it here, but it was very interesting. The performances all across the board were very good. I think everyone was perfectly cast, and had at least one moment to shine. With the mixture of all these fantastic elements, Inside Llewyn Davis emerges as a fantastically dark film and one of the year’s best.