Don't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Dig the life fantastic!
The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.
A glorious, delicious and intricate painting of charm and smiles calibrated to a stage of pure delightful and playful perfection; in other words, Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox is liquid gold. As gold as Bean's hard apple cider and as treasured as his golden star painted apples. As cheeky and goofy as it may sound, that's it. Wes Anderson's brilliant, detailed and lovely Roald Dahl inspired moving diorama is a pitch perfect execution of artful craft, on-the-money voice work, mesmerizing animation, unexpected emotion, warm witty hilarity, an exciting and tireless story and impeccable comedic timing.
There's a love at play with the very smallest things; the animation, the craft, the humor, its handling of an audience of both kids and…
Fantastic Mr. Anderson!
This is cute, brilliant, inventive, vibrant, sharp, sarcastic, full of colour and full of life. Why the cuss did I take so long to watch it? I do not know. But I sure had a swell time with a long, broad smile drawn on my face as that of a kid who had a bucket full of ice cream in his hands.
The dialogues are quick, cheeky and intelligent marked with the characteristic Wes Anderson style quirkiness and distinction. He has done a great job in converting the Dahl’s timeless children’s book into a stop motion animation film which is well suited and wholly enjoyable for both the kids as well as the adults. This film so…
2009 was a great year for children’s films based on beloved books with wonderful adaptations of Where the Wild Things Are, Coraline, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Wes Anderson’s fantastic interpretation of Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Fantastic Mr. Fox is a film that takes the best bits of Dahl’s slight but enchanting novella and filters it through Anderson’s idiosyncratic styling to create an unlikely but magical marriage of influences. The source story may remain in tact as an urbane fox attempts to get the better of three ruthless farmers, but it is full of familiar Anderson family dysfunction and existential angst as the eponymous Mr. Fox struggles to keep his family together.
Despite the transition to stop-frame animation this…
I don't like Wes Anderson movies.
This is a delight.
*mutters something about the exception proving the rule*
I'm done. I'm freaking done. I love Wes Anderson.
Of all of his films, I thought this would be the one Wes Anderson would lay off his style a bit for because of the targeted audience, like Scorsese did for Hugo. I was wrong, this is just as much a Wes Anderson film as the Grand Budapest, or Moonrise Kingdom.
This is now my 2nd favourite Anderson film, bested only by the Grand Budapest Hotel. This is mostly due to how entertaining, and how well put together it was. And also, the voice performances were amazing. I don't think there's anyone better that could have voiced Mr. Fox than George Clooney. Other great performances by: Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Eric Chase Anderson, and Michael Gambon.
As I said before, I love Wes Anderson now, even though I have yet to see 4 of his films, which arguably include 2 of his best 4.
Only Wes Anderson would construct a miniature electric train set on a slightly larger stop-motion animation set.
In honor of this years Halloween costume (Mr and Mrs Fantastic Mr Fox couples costume) my girlfriend and I watched Fantastic Mr Fox. What a great and beautiful movie. It has a beautiful and warm colour palate. The stop motion animation looks great and inventive. Its just a great movie! One of my favourite Wes Anderson movies.
so everyone's american apart from the bad guys? FANTASTIC MR FOX IS ENGLISH WES #harryisracist
This stop motion film is a onscreen adaptation of Roald Dahls Classic story. Wes Anderson is brilliant yet again. He creates another one of my all time favorite films. My son picked it out and watched for his first time and loved it, a must see for the whole family and a must add to your collection!
Don't like Wes Anderson and don't find anything charming or funny about his films.
Desperately twee, but it works for the story.
Thanksgiving Day, with its quiet comforts, dusty fall daylight, and family gathered seemed the perfect occasion to introduce two of my younger siblings to Wes Anderson. Both laughed. Ilona was kind enough to say she enjoyed it "although I am not a fan of animated films". Gabriel left three and returned times and declared at the end (the bits he saw) made it "the third worst film I have ever seen." (Yes, my brother is rather opinionated, and no, he has not seen more than 8 films in his sheltered lifetime, unless you count documentaries.)
Immediately apparent this time is the immaculate craftsmanship present in every scene. There are details, pleasant and shot with humour, that I noticed for the…
This movie's the cussing best!
Stop-motion animation is becoming a lost art, so films like this are a treat. It's funny and well-crafted, embodying everything you would stylistically expect from a Wes Anderson film, right down to shot placement. Alas, as with most Anderson films, the soundtrack is irritating and the "hipster aesthetic" is tiresome.
Lack of sticking to source material aside, this was an enjoyable film. I am obviously one of those guys who screams at the screen "that wasn't in the book, you swine!". But it did have some funny characters and an easy-to-follow story line. I thought this film was cool. (Anderson should do George's Marvelous Medicine next)
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- Grand Illusion
- Seven Samurai
- The Lady Vanishes
- The 400 Blows
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 165/743