All hail Caesar

The Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar!, both sophisticated and silly, is, as Joel Coen put it in a press conference at the Berlin International Film Festival, “a rather romanticized version of Hollywood in the 1950s.”

That’s worth noting because it’s quite rare that the Coen brothers romanticize anything in their movies.

There’s an affection for the characters in the film, even the ones they satirize most brutally.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *