20,000 Days on Earth with a Bad Seed

For those who know his music, Aussie rocker, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer, actor, and Bad Seed, Nick Cave, needs no introduction. For those who don't, the preceding string of nouns should give you some inkling of the man's breadth of talent. ARIA Awards committee chairman Ed St John called Cave, "...an Australian artist like Sidney…

Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

I look forward with giddy anticipation to every Wes Anderson film. The Texan-born director has brought us The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, and more recently, Moonrise Kingdom, each one bringing to life Anderson's idiosyncratic vision with a cast of quirky, dysfunctional, odd-ball characters, technicolour palette, and lush cinematography…