(USA/Germany, 100 min.)
Written and directed by Wes Anderson (Story by Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness)
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton.
It’s rare to see a line-up at the movies in Ottawa unless one is hitting up the ByTowne on a Friday night, catching the latest dose of midnight madness at the Mayfair, or seeing the hot ticket of the European Union Film Festival. Line-ups at Ottawa multiplexes, on the other hand, appear mostly in the bizarre subculture of contest people who frequent the freebie screenings that happen in town on Wednesdays and Thursdays. (Unsubtle plug.) A great heap of delight, however, greeted the city of the cinematic vacuum as hordes of moviegoers left the urban core perchance to RSVP on a cordial invitation to celebrate the release of Wes Anderson’s The Great Budapest Hotel this weekend.