More on The Grand Budapest Hotel

by criticalhit009

Grand Budapest Hotel isn’t much more politically naïve or patrician than other Anderson films, but the faux historical setting makes those unfortunate qualities impossible to ignore. Everything is exploited for maximum aesthetic pleasure and melancholy, with a pale humanism attempting to cover for its lack of acumen. It’s upper class nostalgia at its best and worst. —Alexius

Also worth reading is Eileen Jones’ take over at Jacobin.