Wes-Fest: A Wes Anderson Marathon: Prince Charles Cinema, 9pm
Prince Charles Cinema introduction:
We adore Wes Anderson and considering how frequently our screenings of
his unique films sell out, you adore him as much as we do! So let"s all
have an all-night marathon dedicated to his wonderful vision as we have
EVERY one of his feature films (plus one short) in our most epic Wes
Anderson marathon to date!
What's your favourite Wes Anderson film? Mine's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.
Here's the Chicago Reader review:
If Wes Anderson's Rushmore recalls J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye and his The Royal Tenenbaums offers a touch of Franny and Zooey, this 2004 feature by Anderson feature suffers from the mannerist self-consciousness of Seymour: An Introduction.
Each successive movie seems further removed from real human behavior,
though the attitudes here—mainly invested in Bill Murray as the title
character, an over-the-hill filmmaker-oceanographer—seem as authentic as
ever, and the fantasy trimmings are noticeably more lavish, drawing on
the resources of Italy's Cinecitta studio and recalling Fellini in their
cartoon colors. The secondary eccentrics—Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe,
Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Bud
Cort—resourcefully juggle about two character traits apiece, and the
climactic rescue sequence is characteristically underplayed. Noah
Baumbach collaborated on the arch script, whose bittersweet weirdness
leaves a residue even as the narrative disintegrates.