The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch ★★★★

Some are saying this is vapid and unfocused, but for me it's the first of Wes Anderson's work that I've really connected to. It presents stories of commodification, sublimation, and the death of any meaningful art in his boppy, postcard-illustration fashion. It's as if Anderson is admitting that the cinema is dead, but is finding some meaning in its slow descent, like appreciating the novel taste of a poison.

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