The Grand Budapest Hotel

Catherine Cowdrey

The Grand Budapest Hotel

I recently took a trip to the cinema to see Wes Anderson’s latest film,  The Grand Budapest Hotel. I’d been looking forward to seeing it since seeing the trailer and hearing fantastic reviews from critics and friends alike. It looked it would be all of the things I like – an opulent period setting, a story revolving around a murder (what? I’ve read a lot of Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie and unabashedly enjoy what ITV 3 has to offer in the way of detective dramas), and some great visuals. And you know what? The film definitely did not disappoint, in fact, I think it was better than I had anticipated.

The story was great, with fantastic pacing meaning there was never a dull moment. Anderson cleverly managed to tap into comedy caper films of the 1930’s, the era where the main action is set. Anytime the grandeur…

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