A new film from Joel and Ethan Coen is always a big deal, and the marketing push for Hail, Caesar! juiced anticipation, at least among the cinephile community. A kidnapping comedy (whatever “comedy” means when the Coens are concerned) set in the studio-centric days of Old Hollywood starring George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, and more seems like the perfect recipe for a great movie.
April 2014 is turning out to be a pretty great time for limited release films. Last week’s Under the Skin is currently my favorite movie of the year, Joe is a strong film from some very talented artists, and now Jim Jarmusch’s latest film, Only Lovers Left Alive, looks to make a splash in the waters of quality pictures. The movie, starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as a pair of vampires in a very long-term relationship, stands alongside its April brethren as a solid piece of cinema.