Rewatched during a recent flight.
I adore The Royal Tenenbaums. I love the characters, I love the cinematography, I love the soundtrack and score, and I love the script.
Wes Anderson isn’t my favorite director because he’s quirky or quaint or weird, it’s because of how delicately he can balance and blend offbeat comedy, crushing sadness, quiet beauty, and more — sometimes all in the same scene.
Gene Hackman is incredible as Royal Tenenbaum, setting the standard for the flawed…