The Grand Budapest Hotel ★★★★

I'm not a huge fan of Wes Anderson. I've seen most of his movies and I rarely dislike them because of his unique visual style, but I never find myself falling as head-over-heels in love with them as a real fan should. He's the kind of director whose movies I'm always glad to see since they mark a sharp distinction from the bland sameness of the majority of Hollywood cinema, but I rarely like them enough to buy them for my collection. He has real vision, even if that vision is not one I share.

The Grand Budapest Hotel may be where all this changes. It was great. It was a masterpiece of visual composition. I wanted to take every shot and dissect it in freeze frame. The characters ranged from the emotional and empathetic to the caricatured and comedic.

It was really fun and a joy to look at.

I'm bad at writing about movies from auteurs.

2014 Ranked

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