On my birthday, Mary Jane took me to a movie, and the one I picked was “Hail, Caesar,” the new Coen brothers comedy. Essentially, it was an allegory of what the Hollywood of the fifties was like and why it is so beloved to film buffers. The most interesting aspect of the movie were the scenes from the various movies being shot in the sound stages of Capitol Pictures.
MJ and I both enjoyed the film and gave it a grade of “B.” It was a bit on the intellectual side for many movie-goers and critics, and it helped to know some film history. I have given it a subtitle: “Homage to Hollywood.”