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…
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)
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 them, 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.
I revisited this movie while I was finishing up my Wes Anderson Cogerson Movie Score page. This was one of my favorite films of 2012...along with Looper....yep I am a huge Bruce Willis fan. I felt it deserved a Best Picture Oscar nomination...but it fell just short of that. It did get Anderson his 3rd Oscar nomination....for his excellent screenplay.
Moonrise Kingdom takes place in a unique place in a unique time. Two troubled youths decide to runaway from home together. The adults try and track them down while dealing with their own issues The cast is outstanding....Bruce Willis plays against character, Bill Murray is father of the runaway girl, Frances McDorman is the mother of the runaway girl and…
Cute and precious with a few decent cameos but just that.
Our daughter’s been abducted by one of those beige lunatics! — Walt Bishop
If The Darjeeling Limited was a return to Bottle Rocket, it seems fair to say that Moonrise Kingdom shows glimmers of Rushmore in its subversion of the coming-of-age tale and its subsequent inversion of the maturity paradigm latent in the defining characteristics of age and seniority. Or, to simplify: in both, the young characters act like adults, and the adults act like children. In Moonrise Kingdom, however, we see no reincarnation of Max Fischer in Suzy Bishop and Sam Shakusky – they’re still undeniably children who do childish things. It’s just that they’re far savvier than the adults around them, as are the other children in the…
Quirky. But I kinda liked it. If more for the visual elements than the narrative per se.
Me encanta esa forma surrealista de Wes Anderson de captar a sus protagonistas y paisajes. Aqui nos relata una historia de amor joven, con su inusual comedia y profundo cuidado en las tomas que nos muestra. La banda sonora es excelente y las actuaciones muy acertadas.
Con muchas más ganas de ver su nuevo trabajo The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Admittedly I was tired and a bit drunk while watching this, but I was struck by how little substance this seemed to have. Sure, it's strikingly beautiful, but that doesn't mean much when I don't care about any of the characters... Will need to re-watch.
Though not my favorite of Wes Anderson's films, "Moonrise Kingdom" is still a fun, quirky adventure following two young lovers as they run away from home, pursued by those who want to keep them apart.
It has the usual stylistic flare of Anderson's previous works, with great use of colour and music. The story, although interesting and funny with the expected wit, falls a little below the bar set by earlier films such as "Rushmore" and "The Royal Tenenbaums".
Wes Anderson consistently delivers great films brimming with all-star casts and sharp dialogue. Definitely worth checking out if you haven't seen it.
I finally succumbed.
Overall, it was not my favorite. I think that it is more towards the end of the Anderson spectrum of being very heavy on aesthetic touches and relatively light on plot. It is no doubt a charming movie, but it seemed more a folly than an epic. It did not help its case (at least with this viewer) that the aesthetic realm that he is working in, 1960s New England WASP/Yankee, is not particularly inspiring to me. Ditto for the yellow and pea green color scheme.
The central romance story was cute, but it did not hit me the way RT or Darjeeling did/do. It was endearing but essentially inconsequential. I think that because it is a…
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Behind the Candelabra
- Inside Llewyn Davis
With Cannes 2014 only six weeks away , I thought I'd put together a list. I didn't realise how ridiculously…
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Pulp Fiction
- Taxi Driver
- The Shining
- Apocalypse Now
# Title [#Voters/#Votes] =Total
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey [60/124] =184
2. Pulp Fiction [57/124] =181
3. Taxi Driver [35/69]…