12/09/2014

"She was dynamite in the sack, by the way."





This week I watched what I'm pretty sure must be the prettiest film of 2014: Wes Andersons "The Grand Budapest Hotel".





I love the look of most Wes Anderson films, and this one was no exception. The story wasn't even that important, although the cast is brilliant in every way. Ralph Fiennes plays Monsieur Gustave, the concierge of the Grand Budapest Hotel, who sleeps with his elderly guests, is vaguely camp and takes the new lobby boy Zero under his wing. The jokes are coming fast, the plot is twisting and turning in unexpected ways and when I thought it couldn't get better - Bill Murray turned up for a few scenes.






It's a bit like a really decadent macaron for your eyes: it's sweet, unbelievably pretty and doesn't leave you with a shallow aftertaste like the cinematic equivalent to a bag of cheap candy (let's say: a Reese Witherspoon movie...) would. Go see it!




(All pictures are taken from here and here.)

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