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Best, Most, Favourite (Explainer)

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So I came up with a with a way of rating films within a given category like genre, director, year of release etc.
It’s called ‘best, most, favourite’ - it’s a way of trying to wrangle my subjective/objective film instincts
‘Best’ is meant to be like a directors finest work of filmmaking or the simply the best film a genre produced - it’s the most objective of the categories, you’re meant to step out of you subjective POV and view a movie as the average observer 
‘Most’ is like the film that exemplifies the category and what that category is *meant* to achieve - it’s a little more subjective than Best but still reasonably…

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    ★★★★★

    Best! 
    Anderson’s meticulous design maximalist take on character and mis en scene was balanced with just enough deadpan in the performance and humanity in the writing for it all to make sense.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★

    Most!
    If I wanted someone to get into Wes Anderson needed a movie that showed just how meticulous the director can getand how characterisation works in the Anderson-verse I would point towards Grand Budapest.

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    ★★★★★

    Favourite!
    Maybe it’s because I have a thing for (co-writer) Noah Baumbach’s dialogue or Life Aquatic’s balance of sadness and brightness, but I love this movie.
    And I love that funeral scene.