Tag: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Hail, Caesar!: A big swing and even bigger miss

Joel and Ethan Coen don’t owe us anything. The writing/directing brothers and masterminds behind some of cinema’s best films over the last few decades – from The Big Lebowski and Fargo to No Country For Old Men and Burn After Reading – are allowed a pass every once in a while to take a big swing for the fences on a prestige picture and … Read More Hail, Caesar!: A big swing and even bigger miss

The Origins of Wit and Humor: Hill Country Film Festival spotlight

Good comedy is hard to find. Movies that consistently make us laugh without being formulaic and/or cliché are fewer and farther apart. Originality in the genre — whether it’s Oscar winners like “Birdman” and “Grand Budapest Hotel” or small independent efforts — should be equally celebrated. It’s thrust into this environment that Chicago-based filmmakers Christian Gridelli and Hunter Norris find themselves with their debut … Read More The Origins of Wit and Humor: Hill Country Film Festival spotlight