Is Wes Anderson's Gorgeous Nostalgia Trip a Journey Worth Taking? Four Critics Discuss.

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March 7 2014 3:36 PM

Spoiler Special: The Grand Budapest Hotel

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On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies—and the occasional TV show—in full, spoiler-filled detail. Below, Slate film critic Dana Stevens talks with senior editor David Haglund, video producer Chris Wade, and staff writer Forrest Wickman about The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson's vivid ode to nostalgia. Is the star-studded movie a witty, delightful addition to the Anderson canon? Or has the auteur's knack for expansive world-building grown too self-referential for his own good? And how fantastic is Ralph Fiennes?

Listen to them discuss these and other questions below. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials in our archive, and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.

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Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer. 

Chris Wade is a producer for Slate Video and occasional contributor to Brow Beat. Follow him on Twitter.

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