The Grand Budapest Hotel, a story within a story within a story, is set in the fictional Eastern European republic of Zubrowka between World War I and World War II.
You’d have to travel quite a ways, metaphorically speaking, to find an acting quartet more skilled than Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, and Bill Nighy. But the film sacrifices a degree of focus and intensity.
This fourth installment of the “Mission: Impossible” movie franchise registers as a mission impossible to resist.
“The Debt” is a remake of a 2007 Israeli thriller about a legendary hunt for a notorious Nazi war criminal that examines that ever-elusive boundary between legend and truth.
“The Conspirator” is a courtroom drama that tells the true story of the only female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
He’s a hornet without much of a sting, but at least he’s gone green. And tongue-in-cheek.