You haven't lived until you've seen Natalie Portman say "epistemic relativism" with Julianne Moore's fingers in her mouth.
What a demented tour de force for all involved. I love it.
Watching The Life Aquatic, I found the seeds of a lot of things I have come to love and a lot of edges that I'm glad Anderson has refined in the last twenty years.
I like the early iteration of the hallmark Anderson style here: the fantastical sets, the tracking shots that capture smirks and gags in the background, the play with animation and mixing stop-motion and live-action aesthetics. But then there's the men. Oh, the men.
Like the protagonists…
Joyland is exactly the type of film I hope to encounter at a film festival: unique, self-assured and brilliantly executed. Run to see this when it gets distributed.
This movie is ensemble drama at its finest. Its characters are all fully brought to life: the film doesn't shy away from their flaws and it makes you care about each of them in turn. At any number of points, the film avoids making the obvious choice, allowing both the audience and…