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Watch: New Clip From 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Plus Criterion's 3 Reasons To Pick Up 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2014 5:17 PM
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What else can be said at this point about Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel"? Simply put, everything from the ensemble cast, to the carefully realized setting, to the screwball story has come together to create yet another delightful concoction from the filmmaker (our review). And with so many characters and moments to choose from, Fox Searchlight has bounty of material with which to cull sneak peeks from.

Berlin: 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' Wins Golden Bear, 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Takes Jury Prize & Richard Linklater Best Director

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2014 10:07 AM
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The curtain has been drawn on another year at the Berlin Film Festival, and in 2014, it looks like Hollywood made a bigger impression than usual when it came to the awards. While the big prize went to one of the three Chinese films in competition, elsewhere American indie faves took home some major trophies.

10 New Images From Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Check In

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2014 3:36 PM
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Grand Budapest Hotel
Reservations will soon be made at theatres across the country for "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Wes Anderson's latest Joseph Cornell box displayes a wholly imagined Europe of the past that still touches upon its real history. As we wrote in our review, the film takes "place in a world so perfectly contained it might as well be in a snowglobe," and today some more images have arrived to take you into Anderson's cinematic universe.

Watch: Find Out The Plan For Survival In New Clip From Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • February 13, 2014 2:40 PM
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The reviews are in for "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and as far as we're concerned, it's pretty great. In our review from the Berlin Film Festival, we noted that there are few films where you can encounter "such craft, such dedication to beauty, such attention to detail" as this one. And more evidence of Wes Anderson's control over every portion of a scene can be found in this latest clip from the film.

Wes Anderson Talks Romanticizing Bygone Eras, Nostalgia & The Imaginary World Of ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • February 7, 2014 12:20 PM
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
Berlin: Unless you’re in the genres of fantasy or sci-fi, one can argue no one makes grounded, but idiosyncratic fairy tale-like worlds quite like Wes Anderson. The director’s latest, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” is set in the imaginary country of Zubrowka, an alpine Eastern European nation, and centers on a spa town whose main highlight is the legendary concierge, M. Gustave H, who works at the Grand Budapest Hotel.

Watch: Wes Anderson, Ralph Fiennes & Cast Of ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ In 50 Minute Berlinale Press Conference

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • February 6, 2014 4:33 PM
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Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest” is now out there in the world, and it’s a grand, funny, ambitious and even a little melancholy look back to a day and age that no longer exists. Director Wes Anderson, along with cast members Ralph Fiennes, Ed Norton, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Saorise Ronan, Tony and Revlori attended the press conference this morning at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival and thanks to the wonders of technology, you can check it out right at home.

Berlin Review: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Starring Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Jude Law & More

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 6, 2014 3:00 PM
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
Love. There are points during “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” which celebrates its World Premiere as the opening film of 64th Berlinale tonight, at which it simply floods off the screen. It sounds too lofty perhaps, but how else can you describe the level of minute care that seems to have gone into every single frame, every costume, every tear in every strip of wallpaper? If nothing else (and there is quite a lot else) the film is at times perhaps the apotheosis of Wes Anderson’s aesthetic: a glorious, mischievous sequence of pictorialist plays taking place in a world so perfectly contained it might as well be in a snowglobe.

Watch: Trailers For The 6 Films Wes Anderson Says Are Key Influences On ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • February 6, 2014 10:40 AM
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson’s delightful and ambitious caper\murder mystery, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” has screened at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival. About a legendary concierge at a famous hotel as an era of fascism creeps into an alpine Eastern European country, the comedy might be Anderson’s biggest film in scope and scale to date. It’s a nostalgic look at a golden age of culture that no longer exists, and it’s also a throwback/homage to the way Hollywood films perceived Europe in the 1930s and during WWII. And yes, it has the Lubitsch touch.

Watch: Bill Murray Plots An Escape In New Clip From Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2014 3:12 PM
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How much are we looking forward to "The Grand Budapest Hotel"? Let us count the ways. Not only is it our third most anticipated film of 2014, it's also one of the ten movies we can't wait to see at the Berlin Film Festival. And being a star-studded, new Wes Anderson joint, it should be fairly self-evident why we're anticipating this one.

The 10 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2014 Berlin Film Festival

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 4, 2014 1:18 PM
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This Thursday, just a few scant weeks after Sundance has rolled up its red carpet, we’ll be plunging into Europe’s first major festival. The Berlin Film Festival, aka the Berlinale, has (like everything else) a lower profile than Cannes and perhaps a less glamorous aura than Venice. But, in a way, that counts toward its specific identity: with the European Film Market (which is one of the three biggest in the world) and the Talent Campus, a major program of workshops and masterclasses attended by students and professionals alike, from all disciplines, from all over the world, the Berlinale feels more businesslike and no-nonsense, less seduced by the glitz of the industry than by the actual films, and by fostering the talents that make them.

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