Release Date: February 5
Yes, yes, you love the Coen brothers. But what would you say is their most rewatchable film? "No Country for Old Men"? Too bracing. "The Big Lebowski"? Too long and well-quoted. I'd say it's "Burn After Reading," a comedy starring monumental talents that grows on you with each viewing. The Coens' new movie "Hail, Caesar!", about the behind-the-scenes tumult on a '50s Hollywood epic, seems like it'll match the tone of "Burn" -- and not just because it also stars George Clooney and Tilda Swinton. I'm particularly excited to see Scarlett Johansson play an Esther Williams-type bathing beauty and Swinton to play gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, whose portrayal by Helen Mirren in "Trumbo" could've been spikier.
- Louis Virtel