Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
Three and One Half Stars
By Rollan Schott
August 13, 2016
The time may come when "Hail Caesar" is poured over by disciples in the cult of the brothers Coen in much the same way that "Barton Fink" has been since its release a quarter century ago. Here is another film about the inner workings of the Hollywood system, where the movie studio becomes an arena for competing ideals about religion, money, and human worth, where its dark contradictions threaten to lurch out of the shadows and devour everything that keeps the tenuous and cynical process afloat.