The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel ★★★★½

“She's Been Murdered, And You Think I Did It."

This film was directed by Wes Anderson and stars Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Saoirse Ronan, and Jude Law

I really enjoyed this one, I gotta admit that I do prefer Life Aquatic a bit more. Robert Yeoman’s cinematography is very unique, I love it. This was a really solid Wes Anderson film, he’s such a brilliant director/writer and this is definitely one of his finest. Alexandre Desplat’s music is so perfect, the set designs and models they created for this movie are outstanding. I have to say this though, the comedy this time around didn’t hit me as hard as Life Aquatic, don’t get me wrong it had plenty of hilarious parts but you can’t beat Steve Zissou in Life Aquatic. The Hotel itself is brilliantly designed, just looking at the walls in the rooms you can tell there are many stories to be told.

“I've Had Older."

All of Wes Anderson’s movies feel a like plays with all the poetic quotes and Lines of dialogue between characters, this one is no exception. I’ve always loved the way Anderson panes the camera through different rooms, it makes it all feel like something out of a play and I really love it. All the characters in the film are very charming and all have their own very unique character traits. I loved Willem Defoe’s characters, he plays a hitman of sorts that mainly only listens to Adrian Brodys character, I really liked his costume design with his big coat and his hilarious brass knuckles. The set pieces honestly felt like characters themselves, there’s so much to look at in this movie and I think that’s why it’s so rewatch able for most.

Overall this is another GREAT film in Wes Anderson’s career.


“She Needs Me, And I Need You, To Help Me With My Bags And So On." 

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