• The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    Juani the Film Fan

    ★★★★★

    Finally got it mah dudes the CRITERION for this Gem 💎, this movie always cheers me up.

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    Bryan Way ▲

    ★★★★

    A fanciful blend of imaginative worldbuilding and dark whimsy that effectively embodies the full breadth of Anderson’s wit and warmth. -

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    Edmund Poliks

    ★★★★

    It feels a little longer than it needs to be despite its brisk pace, and there is a lack of background regarding the Mayor Kobayashi character that seems odd for a Wes Anderson film. Even the caricatured assholery of Adrien Brody in Grand Budapest Hotel has somewhat of an explainable motivation, where Kobayashi only seems to do things because the script tells him to. Other than that though, it's hard not to sink your teeth into Wes Anderson's second animated…

  • The Addams Family

    The Addams Family

    Jessica

    ★★★★

    Gomez and Morticia Addams are relationship goals.

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    rachel

    ★★★★★

    who knew films were allowed to be THIS good???

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    Juani the Film Fan

    ★★★★★

    “We've never made great husbands, have we? Of course, I have a good excuse. I'm part gay.”

    My Favorite Wes Anderson film, I enjoy this movie very much. This movie and Bottle Rocket are the only Anderson films to bomb in the box office, yet this one developed a cult-following. What it’s considered by some his worst film, I say it’s one of his best.

    This movie is more of a character if you think about it, Steve is not…

  • Addams Family Values

    Addams Family Values

    Raine Barrington

    ★★★★

    Featuring a wonderfully strange cast of characters and a much darker sense of humor, "Addams Family Values" is a highly underrated sequel that improves on it's predecessor.

  • The Grifters

    The Grifters

    Calum Iain MacIver

    ★★★★

    Seedy slice of pulp noir, based around three career criminals who are working different types of cons and swindles. Roy Dillon (John Cusack) is a small time huckster working petty "short cons”; his estranged mother Lilly (Anjelica Huston) is a tough, hard-bitten dame working racetrack betting scams for the mob, while Myra (Annette Bening) is a sexy fun-lover using her charms to con rich businessmen and always on the look-out for a spectacular “long con”. Donald E. Westlake’s script (from…

  • The Addams Family

    The Addams Family

    Raine Barrington

    ★★★

    "The Addams Family" is acted splendidly by it's perfect cast and contains plenty of amusing gags, but the film doesn't always work due to it's disjointed script.

  • Thirst Street

    Thirst Street

    Arlo Wiley

    ★★★½

    Nathan Silver's gauzy, cockeyed visuals compensate for most of Thirst Street's shortcomings. I'm not sure how much of substance is here--the lady's clearly got some problems, and that's it--but few films last year looked this fascinating. Vibrant color, eerie lighting, some excellent (and disturbing) use of deep focus. Narration by Anjelica Huston and a bizarre dance number are cherries on top.

  • When in Rome

    When in Rome

    Nick

    ★★

    I saw this for someone's birthday.

  • Buffalo '66

    Buffalo '66

    NYC Scott

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "First thing, right off the bat, I'd like to apologize."

    Dysfunctional characters making mistakes is a fantastic way to ratchet up conflict.

    Billy Brown has completed his prison sentence and is not met by anyone as he leaves the fortified structure. He spends the rest of the film trying to reenter the system. One wrong decision after the next, it's in his blood.

    "Buffalo '66" draws you in and pushes you away. "Can you hold me a second? Don't touch me." The finale really stuck with me. It's rare that a film lets the audience experience the worst possible outcome and then mercifully corrects the situation.