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Budapest Hotel a grand little yarn

YEP YEP – Wes Anderson is a true original. His filmmaking style, while undeniably precious, is easy on the eyes and ears, and always worth the price of admission. Nonetheless, in The Grand Budapest Hotel he borrows generously from two previous “writer with writer’s block checks in to strange hotel” films, namely the Coen Bros’ Barton Fink and Stanley … Continue reading

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Very long day’s journey into Osage County

NOPE – What do you get when you take the self-indulgent demons of Eugene O’Neill, the prosaic Southern charm of Horton Foote, a half a dozen Oscar winners, and a carton of Marlboro Lights and throw them into a blender? August: Osage County. Adapted from her celebrated play, Tracy Letts’ film version is over-written, over-directed, over-edited, … Continue reading