Episode 38: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The guys check into the marvelous, the majestic, the Grand Budapest Hotel, run by the dedicated concierge M. Gustave. They discuss where the film stands among the rest of Wes Anderson’s illustrious directing career, the nature of the unreality of the worlds he creates as a true form of filmic escapism, where the bad guys are comically bad (tossing kittens out of windows bad), the world is a set of colors not seen in everyday life, and the stakes, no matter how high they might seem, hardly reach a point where real-life tension can be felt. Anderson is fully concerned with the beauty in being entertained, and never more so than with The Grand Budapest Hotel. The guys also discuss their favorite things about staying in hotels.

Ep 38 The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Director
Wes Anderson
Stars
Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum

Curated by: Jarryd

4.8

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Aired Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The guys check into the marvelous, the majestic, the Grand Budapest Hotel, run by the dedicated concierge M. Gustave. They discuss where the film stands among the rest of Wes Anderson's illustrious directing career, the nature of the unreality of the worlds he creates as a true form of filmic escapism, where the bad guys are comically bad (tossing kittens out of windows bad), the world is a set of colors not seen in everyday life, and the stakes, no matter how high they might seem, hardly reach a point where real-life tension can be felt. Anderson is fully concerned with the beauty in being entertained, and never more so than with The Grand Budapest Hotel. The guys also discuss their favorite things about staying in hotels.