For Future Classics this week, David asked Nicole and Brett to watch “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” This elaborately constructed, nested diorama of a film is populated with some of the best character actors working today, a couple of up-and-comers, and a few just past their leading-role prime. Lobby boy Zero Moustafa, a foreigner to the fictional country of Zubrowka, becomes the apprentice and friend of Gustave H., the fastidious, refined, yet startlingly profane concierge of the Grand Budapest. We dig into this confection with three spoons, chewing over the brilliance of Ralph Fiennes, the symmetry of the cinematography, and the accessibility to non-Wes Anderson fans.
Next week tune in for Around the World. We’re watching “RAW.”