THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
While too much Wes Anderson can be the cinematic equivalent of eating an entire wedding cake*, anyone who avoids this multi-period caper movie is missing out on a truly immersive, ebullient experience. A tour-de-force for Ralph Fiennes and an incredible supporting cast, it’s Anderson’s best since THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS.
*Wedding cake simile adapted from a comment by Sam Wood circa 1982 re: going to an ABC concert. Thanks, Sam.