I like this movie so much that not only did I make the above GIFs from a behind-the-scenes video on YouTube, I also added an extra 45 minutes onto this week’s podcast that’s just me, Pat, and Gabrus begging you to see this Indonesian action movie. As always, listen on iTunes and JeffRubinJeffRubinShow.com
Anderson’s work has always been personal, but I think it’s becoming even more personal, to the point where it’s more or less impossible to imagine anyone else making Wes Anderson’s movies, or to imagine Anderson making a non-personal film. I cannot, for the life of me, imagine what a Wes Anderson Marvel movie would look or feel like, though now I’m a little intrigued by that prospect.
Is the core of Wes Anderson’s terrific new movie The Grand Budapest Hotel more melancholy or giddy and joyous? Three film writers who loved the project talk about its ideas, its emotions, and whether it’s safe to call it his best film to date. [Read more…]