Coen Brothers Clever Again... Perhaps Too Clever (spoilers)
The film is busy. it very busy in being clever. writers are communists, a tap dancer is a soviet spy.
There are a lot of ideas in this film, hitting a film star equates to murder, messing up their beautiful face is a cardinal sin. conspiracies play a part, propaganda is a key element. what is news and what is just fluff, and do the journalist actually know the difference? do they care about the difference?
above all though, the dialogue is clever, the characters are compelling, and it is funny.