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The M&M Report: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

This week on The M&M Report, Devin Mitchell and Mark Lieberman tackle Wes Anderson’s overwhelming new film “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Mitchell and Lieberman invited Anderson fan Chloe Johnson to put this movie in the context of the director’s earlier films.

The discussion touched on the film’s impressive visual style, Ralph Fiennes’ dazzling performance and the theory that Ralph Fiennes’ character is a reflection of Anderson himself.

Tune in next week for the final M&M Report of the school year. In the meantime:

Read A.O. Scott’s glowing New York Times review of “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
Take a listen to last week’s podcast, in which Mitchell and Lieberman interviewed veteran film critic Susan Wloszczyna. Key moments: remembering Roger Ebert (4:20); favorite movies of 2014 (18:25); asking Matthew McConaughey about his thong (22:05); coining the term “Frat Pack” (26:05); writing an obituary for George Clooney (32:30).
Listen to every previous episode of The M&M Report here.

All: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” with special guest Chloe Johnson

 Hosts Sara Winick and Sydney Hsu introduce themselves and talk about their favorite TV shows. This episode includes fun facts, recommendations and personal connections. 

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