Wes Anderson's new film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," opens this weekend in the Twin Cities. For this week's Screen Time, Kerri and Stephanie discuss the movie and Anderson's other films.
• "Grand Budapest Hotel" breaks box office record
Granted, the impressive intake for "The Grand Budapest Hotel" did come with a release on just four screens. But even with a paltry limited debut like that, Anderson's latest caper took in $811,166 total, which gives it a $202,792-per-screen average and makes it the highest-grossing live-action limited opening of all time. (Huffington Post)
• Richard Corliss says the film is made with "marvelous grace"
Love and death, romance and horror, comedy and tragedy duel to an elegant draw in Wes Anderson's rich torte of a movie -- perhaps the most seductively European film ever made by a kid from Houston. The Anderson world has always been enclosed, an exquisite miniature simulacrum of the real or movie world. His camera style, showing figures in an unmoving frame, and reaction shots at a regimental 90- or 180-degree angle, mimics the viewing of museum installations by a fascinated robot. In rooms or exteriors of impossibly precise ornamental detail, the sense of the writer-director's control is complete. (TIME)