Well here’s something for the “this is apparently a thing” …
The Ladykillers is the forgotten Coen brothers project. Released in early 2004, the star-studded (as per usual) picture was met with a tepid reception and to this day is looked upon on with dubious eyes, if mentioned at all when discussing their career. More to the point, the entire period between O Brother Where Art Thou and No Country for Old Men is not one that film fans in general or Coen fans in particular are very fond of bringing up
In Steven Spielberg’s continuous efforts to recreate historic wars on the big screen, he’s chosen a seemingly less visual war this time around. While the Cold War can make for compelling cinema, a substantial amount of effort is required to make a convincing and successfully engaging Cold War drama.