Sunday, 6 March 2016

Hail, Caesar!

Maybe it is just me but these Coen Brothers films are all alike. The trailers promise more than the films deliver.

'Hail, Caesar!' is for film buffs who know enough to recognise the minute by minute references from Hollywood history. Set in the 1950s, a film star is kidnapped from the lot of a Biblical epic and the Studio Head is confronted with a ransom demand whilst simultaneously he manages the production of a kitsch array of musicals, westerns and romantic extravaganzas.

Ce and I chuckled at moments but most of the large audience watched in complete silence. Some dead spots made the film seem long. Perversely the film gave us lots to discuss and giggle about on the bus trip home.

The after taste was better than the meal?


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