Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
A tormenting and surprising story of children and adults during the stormy days of the summer of 1965.
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.
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Not charted on maps
But preserved in paintings.
"Car le temps de l'amour
Ça dure tojours."
I could talk about how this film's structure finally achieves the blissful melancholy that has been at the heart of all of Wes Anderson's films. I could talk about the precision of his framing and tracking shots, and how often he finds visual comedy through a perfect edit, or the slight entrance of new material into the frame. I could talk about how depressing the film is, the hints of both a traumatizing past, and that in a way, Sam and Suzy try and burn a memory so deep into their minds that they can create a traumatized memory they want to…
A sweet coming-of-age tale about the innocent love of a 12-year-old couple, Suzie and Sam. Chasing them, in an attempt to separate the innocent lovers: a scout troupe led by Scout Master Ward (Edward Norton), the island policeman (Bruce Willis) and Suzie's unhappy lawyer parents (Bill Murray and Frances McDormand).
The brilliance of this story lies in its simplicity, and while the style might not be for everyone, I absolutely ate it up. It's funny, it awkward and its pretty. It also reminded me a great deal of Fantastic Mr. Fox, which I'm a huge fan of (Wes Anderson's film prior to this one).
It's a simple story of unrequited love, and the pressures and rules that parents place on children, when in reality they are just as immature and irresponsible as their offspring.
A great watch, and one of the best films of 2012.
Well I'll be...
This is a great day. A fabulous day.
Feb 16 2013: The first day that I liked a Wes Anderson film. Finally!
My first date with Anderson was over 10 years ago. It should have gone swimmingly. Deadpan comedy. Quirky. Bill Murray. But alas, it was a disaster. After 1 hour of trying really hard, I realized that doing laundry was preferable to spending another minute with him and Rushmore.
The second date was no better. Even Gene Gene the Acting Machine couldn't hold my interest. It is not possible to have cared any less for the Tenenbaum family than I did. But I stuck around for the duration, determined to see if perhaps Mr. Anderson's Midas…
Quirky quirk quirks quirkiness. Quirk quirk quirk, quirky quirks quirk quirk quirk quirks quirky quirkiness. Quirky quirk quirk? Quirk, quirky quirk Bill fucking Murray quirk, quirk quirkiness quirky quirks quirks. Quirk quirk, quirk quirky quirky quirkiness.
Quirk Willis quirk Norton quirk quirky! Quirk quirky quirks quirk. Quirkiness quirk quirky quirkiness quirk quirk; quirk quirky quirk.
(in other words: style over substance, Anderson over emotion, quirkiness over everything else including real characters portrayed by actors who are better than this)
"I admit we knew we'd get in trouble. That part's true. We knew people would be worried, and we still ran away anyway. But something also happened, which we didn't do on purpose. When we first met each other, something happened to us."
Wes Anderson's films are pretty universally polarizing, but over the years he's managed to carve out a fairly substantial fanbase (of which I would now consider myself a part). But none of his films seem to polarize even within the fanbase itself quite like Moonrise Kingdom. In fact, from what I've heard, it often sounds like those who don't consider themselves fans enjoy this while those who do consider themselves fans do not. As with everything else,…
I've can't help harbouring a certain sense of hesitation when it comes to the films of Wes Anderson, because they tend to look impossibly, cloyingly quirky and cute. As a consequence, I didn't rush to watch Moonrise Kingdom when it first came out, but after watching and enjoying Grand Budapest Hotel, I decided that I may as well give this film a chance.
The story of a connection between two young teenagers who don't quite fit into their 1960s isolated small town society, one might describe this as a story of first love, or childhood sweethearts, were it not for the sickeningly Hallmark feeling that statement implies. However, Wes Anderson is undoubtably a talented director, who has a distinct style…
I have a feeling that I wasn't alone in my disdain for the self-indulgence of The Darjeeling Limited and that Moonrise Kingdom was made at least partly in reaction to those criticisms. It's a far leaner film, devoid of Wes Anderson's hallmark slow motion montages set to cloying acoustic music, muted outrageous sets and costumes, and conspicuous cuts. There are still several tracking shots passing across constructed sets and following actors through what were undoubtedly frustrating single-take scenes, though.
There is a sense we've seen this film already, though; it's a hybrid of Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums as much as it is its own film. The quirk factor has been dialed down as low as I think I've ever…
Don't understand what all the fuss is about. Mediocre by WA standards.
Don't understand what all the fuss is about. Mediocre by WA standards.
Um dos meus filmes preferidos... Wes Anderson assume-se mais uma vez como uma mente brilhante, sendo este o meu filme preferido da sua autoria. Elenco brilhante: Edward Norton (um dos meus preferidos), Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, etc. Não esquecer também os dois pequenos protagonistas que dão sem dúvida uma magia peculiar ao filme que não poderia ser dada sem eles. Extremamente bem realizado, belissima fotografia, um filme sempre cheio de cor, nomeadamento o amarelo, verde azul. Argumento muito original, Wes Anderson é dos poucos capazes de nos faazer chorar, rir, e fazer-nos lembrar do filme mesmo dias, semanas, meses depois de vermos o filmes. Ele também é dos únicos capazes de criar um mundo, neste caso…
I have been late to the Wes Anderson bandwagon, but plan on catching up quickly. After catching GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL in the theatres, I thought I'd better see another Anderson film, pronto.
And...I'm glad I did. MOONRISE KINGDOM is a gem of a film with fine acting, quirky plotting and strikingly interesting visuals - all, I am soon finding out, staples of Anderson's films.
I want to check out another Wes Anderson film, what should I check out?
This is a delightful film. It's been a while since I've seen it, but it's really Wes Anderson's best film to date. And it's probably the best I've ever seen Bruce Willis. I hope he does a few more with Anderson in the future (since Anderson tends to collect actors).
+ Kara Hayward
- I'm a dirty, disgusting paedophile
Believe it or not, Moonrise Kingdom was my first Wes Anderson movie.
I know, I know. You’re thinking, “How can Curtis love movies if he’s never seen a Wes Anderson movie before?” Well, shit happens. I wasn’t avoiding them. It’s simply a statistical anomaly.
So the big question is… what did I think?
I liked it. I didn’t love it, but I liked it.
Moonrise Kingdom is about two kids who go on the lam in a small island community in 1965. And it’s a good, entertaining movie. I didn’t laugh as often as I would have liked, but I did find the movie as a whole very amusing. I liked the characters and the actors who played them, especially…
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