Movie Review: Hail, Caesar!

When a colleague and I talked about the work of Joel and Ethan Coen on a recent podcast, we spent a great deal of time discussing how the brothers are Old Testament filmmakers. Themes of impending judgement, an angry god and the folly of man crop up repeatedly in their work, and their protagonists are rarely shown much in the way of mercy.So imagine my surprise when "Hail, Caesar's" very first shot was the image of the crucified Christ.I might be mistaken, but I believe this is the first … [Read more...]