The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch ★★★

Even for a cuckoo clock ass filmmaker this was a cuckoo clock ass movie. Borrow whatever adjectives you normally use to describe Wes Anderson’s work: pretty, pristine, picture-book - they all apply here. This was the first time watching one of his films where I felt that dedication to aesthetic exhaust me.

There are amusing moments and terrific performances throughout but none of it actually feels inhabited by human beings. It’s flatter than the pages in a magazine.

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