Rabbi to Josh Brolin’s Eddie Mannix: “Young man, you don’t follow for a very simple reason. These men are screwballs. God has children and…what, a dog? A collie maybe? God doesn’t have children. He’s a bachelor, and very angry.”

The best part of this theological discussion scene comes when Mannix leaves the meeting, his assistant asks “how’d you do?” and he throws up his hands and says “I dunno…fine…what’s up?”

Repeating earlier verdict: I re-watched Hail Caesar! the other night, and it still doesn’t work. The worst parts are the political discussion scenes out at the commie-kidnapper screenwriters’ bungalow, and the bit when traitor Channing Tatum drops the $100K into the sea in order to catch the little white dog. But it works in pieces.