HAIL, CAESAR! Reviewed

HAIL, CAESAR! Universal Studios The Coen Brothers are hit and miss for me, and it’s not just because they veer from bloody noir (Blood Simple) to screwball comedy (Raising Arizona) to deadpan absurdity (A Serious Man). This one’s somewhere between The Hudsucker Proxy and O Brother, Where Art Thou? in the Coen spectrum. To quote George Schmidt, conductor of the New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra, a jazz band who I can’t believe hasn’t been on the soundtrack of a Coen Bros movie yet, “art fails where concept outstrips performance.” I love that line. It’s as economical as a telegram. (You know, like the old joke where a brother buys a...

HAIL CAESAR Reviewed Feb19

HAIL CAESAR Reviewed

HAIL CAESAR Written and Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Alden Ehrenreich, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand Josh Brolin plays Eddie Mannix a studio fixer in the 1950s. HAIL CAESAR details the challenges presented to him in one long day. The real Mannix was apparently not a nice guy, but Brolin’s Mannix is written differently. He goes to confession daily for one thing. This is a movie of bits and most of them work well. If you are looking to take away some large arc, some deep critique of the studio system or the 1950s, you will not find one. But...

FARGO: First 7 minutes of new series

With less than 2 weeks before it debuts, FX has released the first seven minutes of FARGO. The series is set in the same land as the Coen Brothers film and is produced by Joel and Ethan Coen. FARGO premieres Tuesday, April 15 at 10 p.m. on FX.

FARGO: New promo for upcoming FX series

This is our first real look at the upcoming limited series FARGO. FARGO is in the same world created by the Coen Brothers, but a new tale with new characters. FARGO debuts on April 15th on FX.

FARGO: Scrape teaser

Our first glimpse of the upcoming FX series FARGO shows con man Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) scraping the snow off his front windshield, FARGO debuts this April