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…
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…
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…
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Criterion Collection - #700
Review In A Nutshell:
Animation has been, in recent years, a bit predictable and safe. Disney films, with only some as an exception, have taken familiar a formula to drive almost all of their films with only a minor set of tweaks, hoping it would be enough to create a sense of originality. In the hand-drawn animation department, Studio Ghibli is winning the battle with their bold and graceful artistic choices, fuelled by a sense of imagination and hidden symbolism. Pixar has established themselves as the leaders of three-dimensional computer graphic animations to create wonderful stories that deliver multi-generational accessibility and richly appealing characters and worlds. Fantastic Mr. Fox belongs in the underrated…
I don't like Wes Anderson movies.
This is a delight.
*mutters something about the exception proving the rule*
Only Wes Anderson would construct a miniature electric train set on a slightly larger stop-motion animation set.
"We're all different. Especially him. But there's something kind of fantastic about that, isn't there?"
"Not to me. I'd prefer to be an athlete."
While Fantastic Mr. Fox is ostensibly Wes Anderson's kids film, leave it to Anderson to make this the most thematically rich and deeply layered film I've seen from him thus far (though admittedly I'm still pretty new to his filmography). Based on a story by Roald Dahl, the film follows the misadventures of one Mr. Fox, who can't seem to help stealing poultry from the local farmers, no matter how much danger it may put his friends and family in.
On the surface, the film seems to be about cherishing each other's differences and learning the importance of community. All of the film's animals must learn to work together to survive the ordeal they find themselves in, and this cooperation…
Wes Anderson pretends to make a children's film and instead constructs a character study of disaffected family members at odds with social expectations and class limitations - among other things. A wife tells her husband "I should never have married you" while the husband, Fantastic Mr Fox, endangers a small community all to maintain his sense of self-worth, which is based entirely on reputation. It's deep, quirky and sometimes dark (having characters that look like mounted animals outsmart humans is a grim joke). It is also constantly energetic with dialogue that jives with the charm and off-kilter bite of Anderson and Baumbach infused with a great voice cast. A definite must-see but possibly not for all tastes
Odd seeing wes's style in animation
I cringed when I first read that this was Wes Anderson's next film ... but I had no idea how perfect he was for this tale. I can only think of how bad it would have been in anyone else's hands ... Anderson not only brings life to this simple tale, but creates something unlike anything I’ve ever seen. The beautiful production design, the design of the characters and their movements ... the voices that were perfectly cast, all brilliantly orchestrated by Anderson who doesn't hold back from bringing his own style of humour to everything he touches.
There were scenes that played out just like in BOTTLE ROCKET, but with animals. My only complaint is that Owen Wilson’s name…
A pure delight in every sense of the term and it looks fantastic on blu-ray.
No puedo creer lo aburrida que me pareció en este segundo visionado habiéndome fascinado tanto en el primero. Con Sin City me pasó igual.
Esto me hizo pensar cómo nos afectan los estados de ánimo o el paso del tiempo a la hora de experimentar películas.
Imaginate si la pareja de Roger Ebert no se lo cogía en dos semanas, el tipo en ese período iba a juzgar re diferente, ah mirá qué tremenda analogía gorda puta.
Te bajo dos estrellas, Wes :(
My favorite animated movie ever.
The last time i saw this was an afternoon during half term and the cinema was full of screaming, mildly terrified and confused children.. to be honest it was such a bad experience it's put me off giving the film a 2nd chance for 5 years.
Well, i eventually got round to it and i must say im glad i did. It's really not a kids film in the way we view such ventures in this day and age, its simply a Wes Anderson film done in stop frame animation, that some kids might enjoy.
Echoes of my favourite Cosgrove Hall adaptation of Wind in The Willows at times, for obvious reasons, this is a touching and fun story of family, adventure, and redemption.. which is basically what you could say about most of Anderson's movies.
- 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: 165/748