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Monday, December 29 2014

The Best Films of 2014

Spanning a Truffaut-indebted magnum opus to a comeback vehicle for Michael Keaton, this collection of films is an eclectic representation of 2014's best.


Sunday, December 28 2014

The Best Male Film Performances of 2014

Cinemagoers in 2014 were given the opportunity to be captivated by tyrannical drum instructors, troubled Olympians, and ersatz superheroes.


Tuesday, July 29 2014

'I’m Not the Fox I Used to Be': Wes Anderson’s Changing Seasons

Far from style over substance, Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox fixates over objects to show its protagonist's inability to handle the oncoming winter.


Sunday, January 27 2013

The Best Films of 2012

From popcorn perfection to animation experimentation, foreign finesse and good old Hollywood hokum, 2012 delivered the shiny cinematic goods and then some. Here are our choices for the titles that took on the challenge, and won.


Tuesday, July 17 2012

To Be Young Again: Maturity and Adolescence in Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

Was love purer for us when we were 13? Probably not, but it sure is nice to remember it that way.


Reviews

Tuesday, June 17 2014

Wes Anderson and His Weird Ways Are Quite Apparent in 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou'

Wes Anderson's strange and surreal film, now in a Criterion Blu-ray, has never looked or sounded better. But is this just another Anderson weird?


Friday, March 14 2014

'The Grand Budapest Hotel': It's Time for Wes Anderson to Make Another Kind of Wes Anderson Movie

The story repeatedly takes a backseat to the style. Anderson is meticulous with his details and creates a candy-colored world within which to situate his whimsy.


Monday, March 10 2014

"Fantastic Mr. Fox' is One Cussin' Fantastic Film

Like Roald Dahl, Wes Anderson seems to have a twisted desire to expose the fallacies of adulthood through the innocent yet knowing eyes of children.


Sunday, September 9 2012

It's a Different Kind of Blue in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’

The portraits of failed genius in Wes Anderson’s melancholic comedy inhabit a frozen kind of entrapping nostalgia, which somehow the film’s anarchic comedy bursts free from.


Monday, May 28 2012

Cannes 2012: 'Holy Motors' and 'Moonrise Kingdom'

For all their films' differences in depth and address, both Wes Anderson and Leos Carax explore the playful possibilities of their chosen art.


Blogs

Friday, January 23 2015

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Deserves to Win Almost All the Oscars 'Boyhood' Doesn't

Ralph Fiennes holds civilization together with little more than his impeccable manners and mustache in Wes Anderson’s absurdist dollhouse of a tragicomedy.


Wednesday, October 17 2012

The Impeccably Cute Delightfulness of Stuff: 'Moonrise Kingdom'

I propose a souvenir shoppe, also called "Moonrise Kingdom", a kind of "pottery barn" filled with purchasable goods reproduced from the movie's sets, props and costumes.


Wednesday, June 27 2012

'Moonrise Kingdom' and the Film as Novel

Moonrise Kingdom may be the first film in Anderson's career that suffers from being a bit too subdued.


Thursday, May 17 2012

Cannes 2012: Day 1 - Wes Anderson’s 'Moonrise Kingdom'

Opening the festival with Moonrise Kingdom, beloved indie icon Wes Anderson’s first live action film in five years, only buoyed the camaraderie felt by Cannes attendees.


Tuesday, March 23 2010

Wes Anderson Family Values

Wes Anderson should have been an author. Though he works in film, he remains a true man of letters at his core. There is a


'Mr. Fox' is Indeed 'Fantastic' (Short Ends and Leader) [25.Nov.09]

News

Friday, April 20 2012

Cronenberg, Daniels give Cannes lineup a North American spin

LOS ANGELES — The Cannes Film Festival is set to feature one of the richest North American slates in years, as Lee Daniels, David Cronenberg, Jeff


Thursday, October 18 2007

Owen Wilson: Where does he go from here?

A little more than an hour through Wes Anderson's new comedy-drama "The Darjeeling Limited," Owen Wilson -- playing Francis, one of three brothers on a


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