Film: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Just as with any art form, there is a simple joy to cinema.  Go watch The Grand Budapest Hotel and it’s up there on the screen.

Wes Anderson’s latest, with it’s loving set design, wonderful ensemble and Academy ratio is an absolute pleasure to spend time with.  Not only does it take in a cracking yarn but the parts sit perfectly with the whole.  It lets you wallow in the details without pushing you out of the plot and is so well tuned that even Ralph Fiennes’ majestic M. Gustave, the legendary concierge at the centre of this caper, doesn’t unbalance it…

It’s just fun.  It’s raucous and fun and it looks great.  It’s cinema and joyful.

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