Look! An April Shower of Distractions – Six Intriguing Links

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Just in case you missed them, here's a list of six distractions from the past few days. It's a parade of bizarre attractions starring...- Quentin Tarantino - Steve Taylor - Donald Miller - Roman Coppola and Wes Anderson - Andrew Sullivan - Steve Martin - Edie Brickell - and a feast served by somebody named... Babette.If you have work to do, avoid the following links at all costs... … [Read more...]

The Amazing Adventures of Anderson and Chabon

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Michael Chabon is writing about the films of Wes Anderson. So I have postponed my plans for the morning until I've read the whole thing.Here's how it begins... … [Read more...]

Overstreet’s Favorite Films: 2012

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Here is the current list of my favorite films from 2012.Notice, I didn't say "the best films of 2012." Nobody, not even the most experienced and devoted cinephile, can claim to report that. We experience, interpret, and remember art as individuals with particular strengths, weaknesses, memories, loves, and fears. When we share what moves, inspires, challenges, discomforts, and offends us, we reveal a lot about ourselves. I share this list so you know what meant the most to me in 2012, and if … [Read more...]

Father-Figuring It Out: “Margaret,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” and More

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What does Moonrise Kingdom have in common with The Master, Sinister, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Margaret? … [Read more...]

Your Favorite Wes Anderson Movie: Which One… and Why?

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Moonrise Kingdom? The Royal Tenenbaums? The Fantastic Mr. Fox? Rushmore?Which Wes Anderson movie is your favorite? And why?Are you going to take a stand for The Darjeeling Limited? Bottle Rocket? The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou?I want to know. And if you're willing to share, I might share your perspective on an upcoming podcast. Here are the details... … [Read more...]

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

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Of Gods and Men made Steven Greydanus say that he felt like he had become a critic in order to be prepared to review that movie. I've only felt that way about a few films. Moonrise Kingdom is one of them. Here is my review, which was originally published at Good Letters, the blog hosted by Image. (All of the original comments are posted there.) … [Read more...]

The Trailer for the First of Two Major 2012 Films by Guys Named Anderson….

Part of me is saying, "Oh, brother. Wes Anderson's style is becoming so familiar that I couldn't tell the difference between a parody and the real thing."Another part of me is saying, "This looks like all kinds of fun."http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N8wkVA4_8s … [Read more...]


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