The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel ★★★★½

The Grand Budapest Hotel states the point where Wes Anderson fully embraced his stylistic filmmaking and used his quirky techniques to achieve incredible comedic satisfaction. Many moments, inspire laughter and the film is also, not without its harsh realities. The relationship between Zero and Gustave belongs in the category with all the great bromances in cinema, although I would have preferred it a lot if Gustave and Agatha's deaths weren't brushed over so quickly, although in connection to the narrative timing, I understand why Anderson decided to keep their demises off-screen, but I would have really liked to see how they effected Zero's life, but then again that is why he holds onto a Hotel so dear to his treasured memories.

It really shows how impressive an artist is when a film like this is only my seventh favourite among their filmography, the only reason it is so low for me is that it doesn't quite have the touching emotional weight of some of his earlier films, although the overall power of how the editing and cinematography is used to bring this volcanic table to life is makes overlooking all of the small issues I have with the film justified.

Ralph Fiennes is truly spectacular in what may very well be his greatest performance as he is the heart and soul of the film and also provides the most laughs as his character's reactions to certain situations is simply amazing.