Wes Anderson loves to make movies. Wes Anderson loves to make movies so much that he makes movies even when he's not making movies. While the "Rushmore" auteur has never been particularly famous for being prolific, it seems as though his stop-motion masterpiece "Fantastic Mr. Fox" somehow pushed him into a previously unused gear, a mode in which Anderson seems to have such a command of his aesthetic obsessions that he can now realize the images in his head almost as fast as he can think them up. It's been less than two years since the delightful "Moonrise Kingdom" opened the Cannes Film Festival, and Anderson already has his next feature, "The Grand Budapest Hotel", in the can. As if that wasn't enough, somewhere in there he found a bit of downtime to make a glorified ad for Prada, which is so thoroughly formed and detailed that it's easy to forget its explicit commercial purpose.
A genuine short film worthy of being discussed in the same terms as his "Hotel Chevalier", "Castello Cavalcanti" stars Anderson mainstay Jason Schwartzman as a racecar driver who crashes directly into his Italian heritage. Sort of like "Rush" meets "Rushmore", this is a small delight for Wes Anderson fans everywhere.