Perhaps a movie such as “The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is much more than a zany comedy, can lead us back, as director Wes Anderson may have intended, to the fabulous writing of Stefan Zweig.
Director Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” presents a frenzied feast of lavish and preposterous set pieces, performances, and tall tales.
Two superb new films, “Moonrise Kingdom” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” revolve around children and the power of love.
Despite some poignant moments, “Greenberg” ends up as a half-cooked film about half-cooked people. Reviewed By Justin Marble In perhaps the most revealing scene in Noah Baumbach’s latest film, “Greenberg,” Ben Stiller’s title character stands in the middle of a party, alone, as the director’s camera slowly moves in on him from above. The partygoers […]
It’s easy, and popular, to write director Wes Anderson off as a hipster who offers nothing beyond quirk and the occasional funny line. But his films are really American versions of the French New Wave. by Justin Marble “He redeemed himself.” “Redemption? Sure. But in the end, he’s just another dead rat in a garbage […]
By Justin Marble Various Films at Stuart Street Playhouse This isn’t so much a ringing endorsement of the current offerings, the biopic Coco Before Chanel or the British comedy Pirate Radio, as much as it is a plug for the brand-new Stuart Street Playhouse. Located in the heart of the city, the fantastic new venue […]