Wes Anderson at the NY press day for “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Photo copyright 2014 Brad Balfour. Wes Anderson The Director Gives Us a Guided Tour of The Grand Budapest Hotel by Brad Balfour On the surface, the narrative driving Wes Anderson’s eighth film is pretty simple. During the fictional glory days of The Grand Budapest Hotel (starting back in 1932), its exacting Concierge Monsieur Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes) fiercely maintains its high standards and demands exceptiona
Fantastic Mr. Fox FANTASTIC MR. FOX (2009) Featuring the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wallace Wolodarsky, Eric Anderson, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson and Jarvis Cocker. Screenplay by Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach. Directed by Wes Anderson. Distributed by 20th Century Fox. 88 minutes. Rated PG. Wes Anderson, director of such quirky and droll movies as Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, is very much an acquired taste.