A year of fantastic cast performances deserves a spotlight
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
Best in show: Oscar Isaac
Other stand-outs: John Goodman, Stark Sands, Carey Mulligan
Thoughts: The Coen brothers know how to assemble an amazing team in front of the camera and the "Llewyn Davis" cast couldn't be more organic. Isaac gives perhaps the year's greatest performance surrounded by peculiar highlights from Goodman and Sands. But Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Max Casella, Adam Driver and more fill in the gaps with wonderful portraits that make for, just maybe, the year's finest ensemble performance. (Though I'm not telling; this is alphabetical.)