Hail, Symbolism! Spiritual Themes in the Coen Brothers’ Latest Film

Wednesday, 01 Nov 2017

"The Coens have done the best they can to embody the way, the truth, and the life of Christ in a world that is, by nature, unable to receive or understand him.”
Despite strong reviews and an impressive cast, Hail, Caesar!—the latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen (Fargo, True Grit, No Country for Old Men)—made only $30 million at the box office and hasn’t really scored with viewers. This is a shame, since it’s one of last year’s most fascinating films, particularly from a Christian standpoint. Set in the 1950s, the film centers around a major Hollywood studio making a Ben-Hur-style epic about the life of Christ, while scandal, crime, and chaos reign in the everyday lives of its ...

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