The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch ★★★

I like Wes Anderson’s films and genuinely love The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom and Royal Tenenbaums. But this film didn’t quite reach those heights for me. A strong beginning, at times quite hilarious writing, and the expected quirky characters and meticulous production and aesthetic but lacks soul, I think due to its anthology structure.

I love Benicio del Toro and his character and story were touching. He is such an amazing actor. The rest left me wanting, even though Tilda Swinton, Liev Schrieber and many others were funny, at the end the stories just didn’t stick with me.