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Discover the Wes Anderson Experience

Upon this earth there are a few fortunate souls lucky enough to receive a role in a Wes Anderson film. In a series of interviews done round-table style after its recent Berlinale screening, the “Grand Budapest Hotel” cast members together suggested an on-set atmosphere not so different than the charming nature of the film itself. “It’s the Wes Anderson experience,” intoned Jeff Goldblum, “which is a lovely, delightful, uncommonly beautiful communal art project.”
  • By Tom Christie
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  • February 25, 2014 12:44 PM
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BERLINALE PRIZES: 'Black Coal' Takes Golden Bear, Americans Linklater and Anderson Settle for Silver Prizes

The 64th Berlinale closed this evening with James Schamus's jury's surprise awarding of the Golden Bear, which many expected to go to Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” but went instead to Diao Yinan’s atmospheric noir, “Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice).”
  • By Tom Christie
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  • February 15, 2014 4:12 PM
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WATCH: Four Charming Clips from Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

A charming new clip from Wes Anderson's Berlin fave "The Grand Budapest Hotel" has arrived via Fox Searchlight, in which Zero (Tony Revolori) hatches a plan to protect baker Agatha (Saoirse Ronan). Watch that clip, plus three previously released teases, here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 13, 2014 4:27 PM
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Berlinale: Take the 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Round-Table Interview Quiz

I hereby challenge you to take the following quiz on what I learned at Fox Searchlight's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" round-table junket interviews Friday at Berlin’s famous Hotel Adlon opposite the Brandenberg Gate.
  • By Tom Christie
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  • February 8, 2014 9:16 PM
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Berlin: 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Press Conference Sets the Bar High, with Anderson, Fiennes, Murray, Swinton and More

Things are bound to go downhill at the 64th Berlinale, at least in terms of press conferences. The festival opened today with Wes Anderson’s "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and when you have Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe flanking Anderson on the dais, you’re not likely to improve on either the form or the content.
  • By Tom Christie
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  • February 6, 2014 2:17 PM
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'Grand Budapest Hotel' Opens Berlinale in February; Is Wes Anderson the Ultimate Euro-Auteur? (NEW TRAILER & POSTER)

Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" will open the 64th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival on February 6, 2014. It will be the film's world premiere.
  • By Beth Hanna and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 19, 2013 5:59 PM
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WATCH: Nifty New Motion Poster for Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Check out this nifty holiday motion poster for Wes Anderson's upcoming new film "The Grand Budapest Hotel," which opens Berlinale in February and hits stateside theaters on March 7. It stars Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Harvey Keitel and Tilda Swinton.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 14, 2013 2:44 PM
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WATCH: Wes Anderson's New Short Film for Prada, 'Castello Cavalcanti,' Starring Jason Schwartzman

Wes Anderson has unveiled another brightly colored ad/short film for Prada, titled "Castello Cavalcanti." It stars Anderson regular Jason Schwartzman as a Formula race driver during the Molte Miglia rally in 1955.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 13, 2013 2:33 PM
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Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Jonathan Demme and More Talk Movies at Upcoming Rome Film Festival

The Rome film Festival (November 8-17) is once again offering on-stage conversations ("Movie Talks") with an impressive list of actors and directors. This year Jonathan Demme, Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Spike Jonze, John Hurt, Álex de la Iglesia and Italian comedian Checco Zalone will meet the audience, and get the chance to talk about their relationships with cinema, commenting on their most significant film scenes and answering questions from the audience.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 5, 2013 3:03 PM
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10 New Images from Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' Plus Trailer UPDATED

UPDATE: Check out 10 new images from Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Plus, watch the trailer, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 18, 2013 1:29 PM
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