I’ve never considered myself to be a huge fan of Wes Anderson’s films, but I’ve seen several and always enjoy them to some extent. I’ve watched ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’, ‘Rushmore’, ‘The Darjeeling Limited’, and now ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ (in that order).
My favorite is definitely The Royal Tenenbaums. Angelica Houston and Gene Hackman are just terrific. Moonrise Kingdom is my second favorite.
Wes works his usual mannered style over every scene. His eye for detail and composition are flawless. Every frame is immaculate. What helps to keep his films from just looking pretty (or cool) is that their style is always in service of strong, well-written characters. He creates a world and everyone lives within it perfectly, so every decision makes perfect sense. It’s not arbitrary.
What I like most about this film is
The Mermaid Ball. Pitchfork
Murray, Herzog, and Gosling: interesting in the internet age. Film School Rejects
Are you a Jessa, Hannah, Marnie, or Shoshanna? (I’m totally a Jessa) Huffington Post
A little bit in the little bits. Thinklia
Trend watch: I think airbrushing is coming back big time. Philly.com
Madonna is right about Marine Le Pen. The Guardian
Tilda Swinton was at the Marilyn Manson show in Paris. NME
Suddenly I’m loving cargo shorts. WOW Report
Forget foie gras. This is what we’re doing to cows. Elcilantroo
The latest episode of Model Files: The Walkabout. OMG Blog
Karl Lagerfeld talks more about his kitty-cat, Choupette. WWD
Beth Ditto and her fiance get all kissy. Daily Mail
There’s gonna be a movie about Rebekah Brooks. THR
Kanye West’s short film will debut at Cannes. MTV
Art market watch. Artnet
Penelope Wilton loves fighting with Maggie Smith. Tulsa World
Glenn O’Brien talks about Andy and The Factory. Hypebeast
A bit of Givenchy Men’s Resort 2013. WWD
Trailer: Bill Murray is FDR. Slate
Best friends take a yearbook photo. Buzzfeed
7 Fashion brands still made in the USA. Stylist
Tilda Swinton looking flawless at the opening night dinner.
At the ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Premiere. Not sure about this Haider Ackermann.
Delicious Beth Ditto performing Elton John’s ‘Candle In The Wind’ at the opening ceremony. “It’s a tough crowd”, she said to the audience after her performance. I love her.
I dream of Russian TV star Elena Lenina.
A few more after the jump, including Eva Longoria’s fantastic train.