I'm not really a fan of musicals, but the case can be made that Joel and Ethan Coen have made two entertaining musicals: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). I can say that I enjoyed both films immensely, however, they are two different creatures. O Brother has a much lighter tone and is essentially a comedy. Whereas even thought Inside Llewyn Davis has comedic scenes, it is a much darker film about an artist's (the talented Oscar Isaac) inability to compromise or interact socially with people. The clothes, music, and folk sensibilities add to recreate a specific place and time. As usual there a whole host of impressive supporting layers from usual Coen brothers stlawarts like John Goodman to some more contemporary actors like Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake. it has a typical inscrutable Coen brothers ending, but it is a very satisfying and entertaining film.