Another Day, Another Time review – hipster-scented Llewyn Davis tribute

This concert movie of some recordings behind the Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis, featuring Joan Baez and Marcus Mumford, treads a fine line

Your reaction to a duet between Joan Baez and Marcus Mumford will determine your enjoyment of this concert movie, which represents either a passing-of-the-flame folk moment or hipster culture's appropriation of all that is sacred. It's a similar exercise to the Coens' O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, marshalling musicians young and old, including Jack White, Gillian Welch, Patti Smith and Oscar Isaac – Llewyn Davis himself – for a night of close harmonies, virtuoso plucking and mock-Irish balladry. Rehearsal and backstage footage add variety, and there's a warming egalitarian camaraderie to the venture, though sadly no room for the movie's novelty space song, Please Mr Kennedy.


Steve Rose

The GuardianTramp

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