Perygl Reviews: The Grand Budapest Hotel

My thoughts on Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel


Wes Anderson’s latest film is an all-star affair. The sheer amount of talent that make up the cast for The Grand Budapest Hotel is usually reserved for mega-productions like the Harry Potter franchise. Indeed, Lord Voldemort himself, Ralph Fiennes plays the lead character Gustave H, an entertainer extraordinaire with a penchant for rich, elderly blondes . It is my opinion that this is one of his greatest performances to date. Alongside Fiennes there are Anderson regulars such as Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton and Harvey Keitel (the latter three all starring in Anderson’s previous feature; Moonrise Kingdom in 2012). Joining the entourage are Tony Revolori and Saorise Ronan amoungst other familiar faces including  Lea Seydoux, Mathieu Amalric, F. Murray Abraham, Jude Law and Tom Wilkinson.

Ralph Fiennes as the hilarious Hotel Concierge, M. Gustave. Ralph Fiennes as the hilarious Hotel Concierge, M. Gustave.

This time Anderson brings another make-believe…

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Currently a first year undergraduate in Film & Media Studies.
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