The only rule: no sequels. After all, you already know about the next Hunger Games installment, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 22 Jump Street, and the like. But here are 15 enticing films that may not have popped up on your radar yet.
The Royal Tennenbaums almost cost us Arrested Development!
A phoner with Glenn Close where I told her she was my favorite on-screen villain. She said, “Who? Alex from ‘Fatal Attraction?'” and I said, “No, Cruella Deville.” And then she laughed for like 30 seconds and told me I “must be very young, darling.”
Seems like you wouldn’t be allowed to work at L.L. Bean without passing a Wes Anderson test.
Doc Hudson from Cars: Older guy. Not married. Named after Rock Hudson. Obsessed with Owen Wilson. You do the gay math.
Well, I hate to break it to you, but old and/or dead white men still matter, and this is why: they matter in the way that their works speak to the development of constructs regarding race and racism.
By 2004’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Anderson had turned his gaze a bit more starboard. Still, it’s hard not to see this Dick-cum-Respiro tale as the magnificent Anderson’s own meta-evolution.
Here featured are characters from Woody Allen films, which are actually just, you know, Woody Allen, edited into screenplay dialogue. With it’s categories (“Stammering,” “Intellectual Profession,” “Highbrow Reference,” “Bon Mot,” etc.) FILMDRUNK – the website that ran the retrospective – is spot on. Good job dudes.
“He romanticized it all out of proportion.” That should be the line on Woody Allen’s tombstone, and not just cause it’s from his best film ever, but because it’s true of everything true he’s done. Every place he’s touched. New York, London, Venice, Barcelona, Paris: everywhere, eternally, Woody plays the tourist.