Wednesday, February 03, 2016

'Hail, Caesar!' Review

Still in awe of A Serious Man and Inside Llewyn Davis, it's entirely possible that I brought those experiences into my viewing of Hail, Caesar!, which is a far zanier comedy from Joel and Ethan Coen but one that feels uniquely thoughtful and somber. The Hollywood of the 1950s is the backdrop for this tale of a kidnapped movie star (George Clooney) and the studio head (Josh Brolin) who has to find him. But there's much more going on underneath. My review is up at Screen International.