Veronica Mars

Directed by Rob Thomas Starring: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni Review: 3.5 stars (of five) The Veronica Mars film is a surprise. Nearly a decade after the decidedly scattershot and slipshod TV series went off the air, its creators arguably abused Kickstarter to get diehard...

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Directed by Wes Anderson Starring: Ralph Finnes, Adrien Brody, F. Murray Abraham, Jude Law, Saoirse Ronan, Tony Revolori, Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum Review: 4 stars (of five) The Grand Budapest Hotel is an excellent film, funny, entertaining, and pretty much the antidote for everyone whose been sickened by the cloying, fey, hipster side of Wes Anderson’s filmmaking. While quirky as all hell, the film is a rollicking comedy-adventure set against the advent of Nazism (softened, with all the swastikas filed off, because Nazis are pretty much the antimatter of whimsy) as a hotel concierge tries to navigate the increasingly...