Inside Llewyn Davis
"Inside Llewyn Davis" is the most satisfyingly diabolical cinematic structure that the Coens have ever contrived, and that's just one reason that I suspect it…
In the lobby in a Loop high-rise, there is a dandy new wide-screen flat-panel TV set. Whenever I see it, the picture looks squashed. That is because it comes in a ratio of about 4:3, like almost all TV, and has been stretched to fill the wide screen. No doubt the proprietors of this set figure that since they paid for that real estate, they want to use it.
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Guest commentary by Matt Withers, Brunswick, MD