THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

Directed by Wes Anderson

The dashing, suit-wearing auteur himself, Wes Anderson, brings us into his world again, this time in the shape of a wonderful thriller-caper film. The film moves at a cracking pace, which is both a blessing and a curse at times, but it’s so richly dense with character and style. Who knew he could be so dark. I feel like it’s hard to rate his films: they’re all consistently amazing, but as an audience, you get lulled into certain expectations: and when those expectations are subverted, it has the possibly of negatively affecting the response of the film. I still have a greater personal attachment to Moonrise Kingdom, but that is not to say that Budapest isn’t incredible in it’s own right: it truly is.
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