Film #61 of the Letterboxd Season Challenge 2015-16.
Another classic film noir for Week 29 of the Season Challenge. This one's an intriguing mystery set in post-WWII Austria. There's enough style, suspense and interesting twists and turns to keep the viewer engaged. Once again it's Orson Welles that steals the show.
Film #60 of the Letterboxd Season Challenge 2015-16.
A film noir with fine performances by Bogart and Bacall and great dialogue. The plot was hard to follow, although there were some distractions that clearly affected my enjoyment of the film (or the lack of it). Proper concentration just might be the key, and I might have to watch this again to say if I really liked it or not.
What a wonderful rewatch. I always enjoyed the story, which is fast-paced and constantly amusing, but this time I was more invested in the characters and found the ending more moving than I did the first time around. I like Wes Anderson's visual style and Robert Yeoman's camerawork very much in this one, and the dialogue is fantastic. Ralph Fiennes is great, and I think M. Gustave is his finest role in years. This is my favorite Wes Anderson film so far. Easily.