About Janine Joly

Janine Joly has a degree in Anthropology from Notre Dame and is beginning graduate school for family therapy at Northwestern in the fall. She currently frosts cupcakes for a living and believes that everybody is sad but nobody wants to show it.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

"The Grand Budapest Hotel" begins with a telescoping narrative device: a young girl—a poor, but kind man’s Lena Dunham—walks through a cemetery to pay tribute to the memory of an author who is buried there.  She is dressed in a pink Girl Scout uniform of sorts and carrying a copy of a book entitled The Grand Budapest Hotel which has a stencil drawing of the hotel façade on the cover, also in pink.  Think about the color pink.  Think of all the words it evokes: girlish, pretty, innocent, naïve, sw … [Read more...]