Wes Anderson was one of the many directors mentioned during this week’s question about the best current filmmakers. He certainly is one of the brightest people in contemporary cinema (Rushmore is a top five comedy for myself). His newest movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, looks like another gem from the director.
Filmed in full screen with new and colorful sets, The Grand Budapest Hotel has hints of Rushmore and Bottle Rocket through its mentor-student center and crime premise, though it seems as expansive as Anderson’s newer movies. With a big cast including Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, F. Murray Abraham, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Tom Wilkinson, Lea Seydoux, and Owen Wilson, Anderson has cemented himself as a master of ensemble comedies. The Grand Budapest Hotel comes out next year.