Friday, 15 April 2016

HAIL, CAESAR! (PG) Comedy | Drama | Musical | Mystery

A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line. 

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Directors: Ethan Coen | Joel Coen
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes 

Beneath the (sometimes hysterically funny) gags, is a surprisingly thoughtful examination of the same issues that bubble through Joel and Ethan Coen's more serious pictures; the folly of man, the nature of faith, and the terror of trying to figure out what path through life is the correct one to take. 

This gorgeously crafted romp through the backlots and Malibu enclaves of Hollywood's Golden Age tosses off plenty of eccentric comedy and musical razzle-dazzle before taking on richer, more ruminative dimensions, ultimately landing on the funny-sad question of whether life is but a dream factory.

The Coens revel in both the glamour and the squalor of post-war Hollywood with a film that more than makes up in wit and flash what it might lack in substance.

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