So I went to see The Grand Budapest Hotel the other day. I had never seen one of Wes Anderson's films before so I had pretty much no idea what to expect
I really enjoyed it. The entire film, from the dialogue to the overall aesthetic, had a very meticulous and swift feel to it, and despite the odd and sometimes disorientating jumping back through time. However the way the various threads were kept together with the occasional narration of those who were telling them meant that the film seemed to me at least to weave together very beautifully. The set design and the costumes are all absolutely intricately beautiful, ranging from garish colours in the titular hotel and on the guests themselves to the dull greys of the prison and its inmates, which still manage to look beautifully coordinated somehow. The characters are all brilliantly played, although I admit I got way too excited about Tilda Swinton playing an elderly rich widow, and Tony Revolori has made my mental list of people my age whom I admire but who make me feel very inadequate, alongside Lorde and Tavi Gevinson.