The Grand Budapest Hotel is the
latest release from Wes Anderson, the precious stylist who seems intent
on claiming the distinction of being the current iteration of early
Woody Allen — meaning he’s adept at aggressively being himself.
Five young adult friends from disparate
backgrounds living in Germany in 1941 meet — in secret, since one of
them is Jewish and therefore subject to a curfew — drink, dance and dare
to dream of a shared future and success for all.
Over the course of the second season of Vice we’ll delve into Evangelical support for Israel in the American Bible Belt, climate change in Greenland, bonded laborers in Pakistan’s brick kilns and other international stories of politics and culture from a wide range of correspondents.
Richard Trank, the co-writer (with rabbi Marvin Hier) and director of The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers,
presents the history contained in former Israeli prime ministerial
aide/speechwriter and ambassador Yehuda Avner’s bestselling book, The Prime Ministers.