|Title:||The French Dispatch|
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
|12.29.21||Internet||This 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.