To Be Young Again: Maturity and Adolescence in Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' | 17 Jul 2012 // 5:15 PM
Was love purer for us when we were 13? Probably not, but it sure is nice to remember it that way.
Hot Stuff: The 2012 PopMatters Summer Movie Preview (May) | 30 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM
It begins with a bang, as one of the most highly anticipated comic book movies battles beleaguered vampires, underwater aliens, and the return of Agents J & K for May's monetary consideration.
Movie Time Travel and the New Nostalgia | 9 Jan 2013 // 4:25 PM
The new nostalgia signals the ultimate rejection of millennial anxiety, postmodernism, irony and the future. It longs for a post-industrial, green world. Of course, that suggests a vague and painful longing for something that never was.
Cannes 2012: 'Holy Motors' and 'Moonrise Kingdom' | 28 May 2012 // 9:50 PM
For all their films' differences in depth and address, both Wes Anderson and Leos Carax explore the playful possibilities of their chosen art.
'Moonrise Kingdom': Storms and Conformity | 24 May 2012 // 11:45 PM
This bit of violence suggests what's at stake for the opposite sides, for the fugitives and those who mean to bring them back: how to maintain community and also value resistance.
The Impeccably Cute Delightfulness of Stuff: 'Moonrise Kingdom' | 16 Oct 2012 // 11:30 PM
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.
'Moonrise Kingdom' and the Film as Novel | 27 Jun 2012 // 1:30 AM
Moonrise Kingdom may be the first film in Anderson's career that suffers from being a bit too subdued.