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A Pastry-Covered Hammer: Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 17, 2014 3:38 PM
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Critics praise the beautiful surface of Wes Anderson's latest, but miss the steel beneath it.

Criticwire Survey: Background Research

  • March 17, 2014 8:57 AM
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How much research do critics have to do? Can you review "The Veronica Mars Movie" without seeing "Veronica Mars"?

"The Grand Budapest Hotel" Isn't (Just) Wes Anderson's Best Movie: It's a Breakthrough

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 7, 2014 4:00 PM
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Sure, it's got amazing sets and costumes (and fonts). But are you ready for a Wes Anderson movie about fascism?

The GIF Budapest Hotel: Wes Anderson's Stylistic Building Blocks

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 5, 2014 9:25 AM
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Breaking down Wes Anderson's favorite devices, one GIF at a time.

Could 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Be Wes Anderson's Best?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • February 6, 2014 3:35 PM
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Critics who saw open the Berlinale say it just might be.