What is Hail, Caesar!? What isn’t Hail, Caesar!? It’s a comedy, a noir, a historical epic, a musical (of two different varieties), and a melodrama. It’s a movie about the glory days of the industry that churns them out, and how the system so often resembled 1,000 spinning plates wobbling in perfect harmony for a split second. It’s a film about faith, and the pivotal role that it plays in one man’s search for meaning amidst the chaos of existence.…
There was a point in time when I didn't like Channing Tatum; what a fucking idiot I was.
The film is very entertaining, but its kind of all over the place. There's A LOT of great scenes, but the movie itself didn't completely come together for me. Definitely enjoyed it overall though.
Like a good chunk of the Coen Brothers' filmography; this is definitely one I'm going to have to watch more than once to fully appreciate it. Heck, I didn't care much for The Big Lebowski after my first watch and now I've seen it 10+ times. That film is my Bible.
Is it good?
What?! But the trailers look great! And all those videos and billboards! They're hilarious!
That's called good marketing. Unfortunately, it isn't indicative of the quality of the actual film. I mean, you could already kind of tell from the countless trailers they've released. They all show the same scenes—that's because there isn't much in the movie to choose from. Why couldn't they make the movie more like this? The marketing guys should've made this movie.…
A catholic schoolgirl is murdered. The prime suspect is the girl's Italian / gym coach. Case closed, right? Naw, what fun would that be? The teacher, has an alibi. His alibi? Another schoolgirl he's trying to shag. So starts the mystery, and when it's all said and done, will justice be served?
Now, this was fun! Fabio Testi plays the suave Italian teacher. He's like Ben Affleck in Gone Girl, but wears a pimp tracksuit and sports a sporty beard.…
"Would that it were so simple.”
Hail, Caesar! begins with the image of a crucifix as a solemn hymn silently sings within a quiet church, establishing an earnest degree of gravity in a surrounding world of profound, bewildering zaniness. It is in this opening image, soon dissolving into a close-up of Christ’s universal display of sacrifice, where we meet the Coens; not as filmmakers, but as autobiographers. That’s not to say that Hail, Caesar! is strictly about any specific…
DIVINE PRESENCE TO BE SHOT
the coen's oeuvre is a varied one chalk full of different genres, ideas, characters etc, sometimes light & wacky, other times heavy & serious but there is a constant -- the coen's love to tell stories about individuals pointlessly (but endearingly) fighting the stupid, chaotic, contradictory systems that, for whatever reason, control human life. whether it be the existential grasping of A Serious Man or Barton Fink, or the straight-up moronic confusion of Burn After Reading ("all…