• The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    ruru

    ★★★★★

    “i’ve had a rough year, dad.”

    just wonderful. perfect blend of drama and comedy, and is infinitely relatable in some many different ways. really loved this one.

  • Daddy Day Care

    Daddy Day Care

    Angel Tarragon

    ★★★★½

    Very fun flick, lots of laughs and pulled on my heartstrings. The kids are adorably cute and their antics on par with what they should be, up until they have a structured and disciplined environment. Despite all the challenges that Charlie (played by Eddie Murphy) and Phil (played by Jeff Garlin) face they rise to the challenge. They realize it is in their hearts to do what is right by their kids, themselves and for the other kids in their…

  • The Darjeeling Limited

    The Darjeeling Limited

    CT_Sexybeast

    ★★★

    Yes, The Darjeeling Limited is lower tier Wes Anderson, but it's still pretty enjoyable. I loved the chemistry between the leads, and the brother dymanics were really well done. Also it's so pretty oh my god.

  • Thirst Street

    Thirst Street

    The Spork Guy

    ★★★★

    The work of Nathan Silver is a topic I can drone on for hours at a time, but I obviously won't do so here. I got shit to do. So let's really quick talk about Thirst Street, a film I'd been looking forward to all year and one that I found very much worth the rental price tag. This film is a slight departure from the other work I've seen from this director. It's very polished, well produced and sticks…

  • The Darjeeling Limited

    The Darjeeling Limited

    Chance

    ★★★½

    I can see why The Darjeeling Limited doesn't just roll off the tongue when people talk about their favorite Wes Anderson films, but it's still serviceable. I enjoyed the containment and tracking shots that the train provided, but once the three brothers were kicked off the train, everything kind of just went off the rails for me. Full disclosure, I fell asleep during the funeral flashback. Oops. I woke up just in time to see Anjelica Huston, though. That was nice.

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    Chance

    ★★★★½

    What? A Wes Anderson film that I actually liked? WOW! Okay, okay... I probably just started out with the wrong movie - Moonrise Kingdom. I liked it's style, but I hated its aloofness, particularly the sociopathic tendencies of its two leads, who engage in troubling underage "activities", and then there's the damn death of Snoopy the dog! Apparently, dog death is a pattern in Anderson's films, so when a dog showed up in this, I screamed. Fortunately, the dog survives,…

  • The Darjeeling Limited

    The Darjeeling Limited

    ruru

    ★★★½

    i would call this wes anderson with his quirks at their most subdued, and for me might be his most emotionally realised work. approaching this one differently paid off in my eyes, and the leading trio characterise the highs and lows of brotherhood so well. sometimes i wish i had brothers just to experience that, this film accentuated that desire in me. also the kinks made this fucking movie

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    Tony Wilson

    ★★★★★

    The Royal Tenenbaums is in many ways Anderson’s most essential work, containing characters and a setting that are equally elitist and humanistic.

  • Iron Jawed Angels

    Iron Jawed Angels

    Dave Evans

    ★★★½

    The true story is great. Some of the directorial choices are horrid. The modern music, the "clever" cinematography, the lack of authenticity in the dialog--what could've been another great HBO movie ended up being a cringe-worthy one.

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    Ben McDonald

    ★★★½

    Bill Murray is wonderfully sublime in this colorful odyssey from Wes Anderson, complete with the auteur's characteristically zany production design and cinematography.

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    feedingbrett

    ★★★★★

    Review In A Nutshell:

    There is something befitting about seeing The Royal Tenenbaums during the holiday season. A film that revolves around the concepts of familial trauma, desperate redemptions, and hopeful beginnings. Wes Anderson taps into something painfully truthful, and possibly autobiographical, in its dissecting the scars of each child, the aching regrets of a distant father, and the enduring struggles of a single mother. Such a large family and the wealth of relationships are formally introduced with assistance through…

  • 50/50

    50/50

    ruru

    ★★★½

    the comedic and dramatic aspects of the movie balance out each other really well. cast is good but the characters outside of levitt and rogen were pretty basic.