“In a way, the Coens complete the arc of the film, tying it together cohesively, by suggesting that the arc is random, sometimes cruel, and sometimes meaningless.”
“This kind of world recreation doesn’t come cheap, and it’s a delight to see a filmmaker of Haynes’ caliber given such a worthy budget.”
“‘Rampart’ can never step out of the shadows.”
“Buress, typically non-confrontational, slips his subversive humor in slyly, a submarine beneath an inky sea.”
Leading up to the release of Hail, Caesar!, Vague Visages explores the work of Joel and Ethan Coen.
“It was my first time reading Chandler, and yet it didn’t feel like it: I’d devoured so many of his influences that the writing seemed familiar, even if there was nothing quite like getting it from the original source.”
“Jolie didn’t make a bad movie, and Unbroken might have even won Best Picture twenty years ago, but you can’t throw the star under the bus — especially in a biopic — and let the antagonist destroy one of the most powerful scenes.”