stage door dweller. probably watching a screwball
it was good! stylistically consistent but i think anderson has hit higher emotional peaks with some of his earlier films. the first story comes the closest to this i think. i also liked owen wilson's silly little cycling-round-town bit.
my boyfriend's one-sentence review: "why is adrien brody playing basically the same character as he did in the grand budapest hotel?
a good period drama is so hard to find. the subject matter is fantastic and could have made an excellent melodrama in the right hands but instead we have a sugary script penned by emma thompson and flat, uninspired direction that bears all the hallmarks of bad period drama-itis:
- insipid piano-and-strings score that tinkles away in the background with no emotional weight
- intermittent wide-angle shots of the rugged, windswept landscape (paired with the aforementioned piano score)