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Title:   The French Dispatch
Director:   Wes Anderson
Year:   2021
Genre:   Drama
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   12.29.21

Other Movies Seen By This Director (8)
- Bottle Rocket
- The Darjeeling Limited
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- Isle of Dogs
- The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
- Moonrise Kingdom
- The Royal Tenenbaums

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
12.29.21InternetThis Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2021

It really does seem like Wes Anderson is folding in on himself. This is either the best Wes Anderson movie or the worst, depending on how you view his particular... particular-ness. To me it was overwhelming dense. I felt like I should pause after each cut to fully absorb everything but that would've exploded the view time into next week. I remember when people were talking about different aspect ratios for Grand Budapest Hotel but this is completely out of control. Everything is cranked up, which again is a triumph and pinnacle but may be approaching Orson Welles levels of baroque-ness. Except where Welles' work was frenetic and layered, this is intricate and precise. Either way, it can be exhausting with its too-much-ness.

So yeah... I mean there's not even one movie in here but like three and a half, jammed together better than any anthology I've seen, but I don't even know what to talk about. I mean there's like a thousand people in the cast, I probably didn't spot half of them.

BUT, I did enjoy it. All this faux-complaining is to say that it's remarkable work that's probably made for repeat-viewing which beats 90% of the stuff coming out these days. I will just have to watch it again after some digestion to see how it flops out in the Anderson Oeuvre.
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