Category Archive: Wes Anderson

Moonrise Kingdom

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. I saw Moonrise Kingdom at the cinema a couple of years… Continue reading

Fantastic Mr. Fox

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers’ retaliation. The final Wes Anderson film I hadn’t seen, and definitely one of… Continue reading

The Darjeeling Limited

A year after their father’s funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other. The Darjeeling Limited is a return to form for Wes Anderson, after… Continue reading

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or… Continue reading

The Royal Tenenbaums

An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when one of their member announces he has a terminal illness. Since starting the retrospective, I’ve enjoyed Wes Anderson’s films slightly more as I’ve gone… Continue reading

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Wes Anderson’s latest is a… Continue reading

Rushmore

Next up in my Wes Anderson series is ‘Rushmore’, his second feature and a high school drama written with Owen Wilson The king of Rushmore prep school is put on academic probation. Rushmore… Continue reading

Bottle Rocket

One of my local independents, Cameo, has started a Wes Anderson retrospective in preparation for the release of his latest film, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ in a couple of weeks. As I’d only… Continue reading

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