The Grand Budapest Hotel: A review and study

*Author's note: As always, I have avoided spoilers – so there will be little discussion of the story itself. *   Wes Anderson’s work has a tendency to rub some people the wrong way. I will never understand them. They must see the world weirdly, in a different hue, to a different score. So does Wes, [...]

Review: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

Surely the mark of true creativity rests in part with the ability to take the trivial and transform it into something unexpected. For a director with such consistent, even iconic, techniques and themes (a love of pastels, precocious children, jaded adults and deliberately stilted linguistics amongst them), Wes Anderson manages to craft something utterly unique [...]