Hail Caesar!

Movie Review -- 'Hail Caesar!' -- The Coen Brothers at Their Silliest and Most Enigmatic


Fans of the Coen brothers have come to expect two kinds of releases from the movies’ most irascible duo, as distinct as the musicals, westerns, and prestige pictures that dominated the old Hollywood studio system. There are the major Coens films, like Barton Fink, Fargo, and No Country for Old Men; boundary-pushing, serious-minded efforts that have made them one of the most respected forces in filmmaking. On the other side are minor efforts, like The Hudsucker Proxy, The Big Lebowski, and Burn After Reading: typically silly comedies...