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.
Best Wes Anderson film my arse!
I consider myself a big fan of the director but this film borders on a Wes parody. This time around his arch style suffocates the slim (read: non-existent) story to the point you wonder if this is an elaborate joke on all his detractors who call him a one trick pony. The symmetrical framing, stilted line delivery and quirky playfulness has little of the charm of his earlier films, instead it is merely laboured and irritating.
The film is devoid of Anderson’s normally great and memorable characters. In fact the only one who left any real positive impression was regular collaborator, Jason Schwartzman, in a small cameo role. Sadly newer additions, particularly Bruce Willis…
Bright, intelligent humor. Quirky story telling.
This is a film about innocent untainted young love, two young people with emotional problems seek comfort in one another only to be kept apart by the people in their world.
A story about love, friendship and coming together. Some elements of this story are not dissimilar to the tale of Peter Pan(the orphan), Wendy (the storyteller) and the lost boys (the Khaki Scouts).
Cleanly and beautifully shot, with well timed direction of an awkward-comedic script, a great modern interpretation of the 1960's.
Moonrise Kingdom, una película pintoresca, mágica y adorable que trata sobre el joven amor de dos pubertos que buscan escapar juntos de la vida que tienen.
Una historia tratada muy bien por Wes Anderson es narrada con delicadeza y elegancia, desde la fotografía hasta las secuencias que van llevando al espectador poco a poco a través de los ojos de Sam y Suzy por la isla británica en la que se sitúa la acción.
Un guión sutil e inteligente que no peca de lo saturado y contiene tintes cómicos que hacen una historia limpia, fantástica y formidable.
Los personajes mantienen una esencia clara desde el principio, pero son manejados de un modo estrafalario por lo que se podrían considerar polifacéticos y contrastantes entre ellos, generando humor y encanto con la relación que tienen.
Amor y fantasía son dos buenos adjetivos para describir la obra de Wes Anderson que va más allá de la originalidad de un simple buen guión.
For all of those who are like me and shudder at romantic comedies, especially when it involves children, Moonrise Kingdom may come as a pleasant surprise. The film has a very interesting sense of atmosphere and has a pretty good cast, with lots of name actors making appearances, but the child actors are pretty decent themselves. It is very funny, but also very weird.
Wes Anderson outdid himself in this off-beat comedy that shows us exactly what movies are for: fun! The excellent cast, both seasoned veterans and young rookies, inject a vibrant and colourful quality into each of their characters, whether they are major or minor roles.
As always in his films, Anderson employs effective musical choices: from composer Benjamin Britten's whimsical children's voice-oriented pieces to Mark Mothersbaugh's works, which add a familiar warmth to the picture.
Moonrise Kingdom is a wonderfully entertaining story about young love, told in a wacky yet beautifully detailed way. This is my second viewing of the movie, and I am positive I will revisit it again and again.
A word of warning: watch out for the lefty scissors!
Οταν πεθανω , αν αποφασιστει να γινω σικουελ , να με σκηνοθετησει ο αντερσον . φιλια.
What kind of bird are you?
Moonrise Kingdom has long been on my to-watch list and I recently got the opportunity to watch it in good company. The movie is a hilarious, fun filled, rush topped with a Romeo and Juliet-esque love story between two passionate adolescents.
Wes Anderson's direction is spot on and the meticulously crafted sets are always packed with originality and never kitschy. The cast is filled with big names, and each of them exceeds their reputation. The camera work is original. The characters are charming. And the locale is beautiful.
Having watched very few of Wes Anderson's films, I can't wait to dive deeper into his eclectic archives.
A rare Wes Anderson stumble. I just didn't get this movie. The youth romance thing was weird, and the characters were just a little too quirky. I can't really verbalize why Moonrise Kingdom didn't click with me, but it just didn't. Maybe I'll give it another chance some day.
Wacky stuff. Bill Murray looks 90
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- 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]…
- Les Misérables
- Life of Pi