Writer/director Wes Anderson loves precious little worlds and his movies are not just created, they are curated. There’s a reason that this film is named for its location, not its characters or plot. Anderson is the master of “saudade,” the […]
The new film from quirky writer/director Wes Anderson is “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” with an all-star cast that includes Oscar-winners Adrian Brody and F. Murray Abraham, along with Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Bob Balaban, and Anderson regulars Bill Murray and […]
Critic Matt Zoller Seitz’s new book, The Wes Anderson Collection, is designed (in the most literal use of that term) to delight even the most devoted fans of this most singular of film-makers. Seitz interviews the writer-director of “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Rushmore,” […]
The Oscar-nominated screenplay for “Moonrise Kingdom” is available online, and, as Wes Anderson fans might expect, it is gorgeously illustrated and filled with rich detail. Well worth a look and a download.
My favorite part of Moonrise Kingdom was the books. Wes Anderson’s props are often more appealing than his characters (I still long for that luggage from Darjeeling Limited). “Moonrise Kingdom” is set in 1965 and one of its lead 12-year-old characters […]
Today Criterion issues a gorgeous new Blu-Ray edition of “Fantastic Mr. Fox” with lots of great behind-the-scenes extras. Director Wes Anderson has often seemed more interested in his films’ props and sets than the characters and stories. His last movie’s […]
If Wes Andersen ever decides to treat his characters with the same loving attention he treats his props, he will make better movies. Oh the tschotchkes in this movie! It’s like a long, loving J. Peterman catalogue commercial. If only […]
This story about the misery that comes from the grandiosity and humiliation during adolescence is probably of more interest to adults than to the teens who are already only too aware of those experiences. Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) is a […]