The Coen brothers are an American cinema treasure. Apart from that little quality ditch in the beginning 2000s (Intorable Cruelty, The Ladykillers) it’s pretty hard to make the case that any of their films truly, epically suck. Even the flops, say Hudsucker Proxy, are awesome.
2013 will in all probability prove this again, with the release of their 1960s set Inside Llewyn Davis, depicting the trials and tribulations of the titular struggling folk singer (apparently awesomely played by ), who also happens to be something of an asshole.
The trailer suggests that from mood and transported worldview (the universe will shit on you no matter what), the tragicomedy is very similar to A Serious Man, not the most beloved Coen Brothers film of all time, but in my humble opinion one of their best.
In other words: it looks like another home run from the Coen brothers. No Country for Old Men, True Grit and A Serious Man. Wow. It’s quite often repeated but that doesn’t make it less true: the Coen Brothers are an American treasure!