Film Review: Isle of Dogs

Directed by Wes Anderson, Isle of Dogs is set in a fictitious city in Japan where the city’s authoritarian mayor, Kenji Kobayashi, has banished all dogs to Trash Island after an outbreak of canine influenza. The film follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his lost dog and has an ensemble voice cast including Bryan […]

6 of the Best: Wes Anderson Films

(Written for HeyUGuys) Currently filming his latest comedy-drama The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is set to star an ensemble cast including Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, and Saoirse Ronan, Wes Anderson has been producing quirky dramas for almost twenty years now. Director, screenwriter, actor, and producer of features, short films and commercials, Anderson’s work is mostly […]

The Short That Became: Bottle Rocket

(Written for Virgin Media Shorts) Whether you like his unique style or not, you can’t deny Wes Anderson knows how to tell a story. He’s a filmmaker both equally loved and hated for his quirky, colourful, and comical family dramas. And with his eighth feature film The Grand Budapest Hotel coming next year, we can […]

Director Ranked: Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson is one of my favourite directors of all time. From his beautiful cinematography, his incredible folky/early-rock soundtracks, his deeply developed characters exploring our many personal flaws, to his use of brilliant actors outside of their typical roles, many of whom are seen frequently in his work, his work is always sublime. Here are […]

Saoirse Rona To Lead Wes Anderson’s Latest

(Written for Lost In The Multiplex) With an ensemble cast already checked in to Wes Anderson’s upcoming The Grand Budapest Hotel, news this week confirms that Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan is set to play the female lead in the period picture. Already starring Anderson regulars Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwartzman, as well as a […]

Jude Law Sure To Be Delightfully Twee In Wes Anderson’s Next

(Written for Lost In The Multiplex) Wes Anderson has always been known for a having a brilliant yet sometimes surprising cast ensemble in his films, and with Johnny Depp, one of the biggest names yet, signing up for his next film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, it looks as if nothing is about to change. Following […]

Film Review: Moonrise Kingdom

Directed by Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom follows a pair of young lovers – Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) – in the summer of 1965 who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness, causing a local search party to fan out and find them. As the peaceful […]

Film Review: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Directed by Wes Anderson and based on Roald Dahl‘s children’s novel, an urban fox (voiced by George Clooney) and his wife (Meryl Streep) who live in an idyllic home life with their son Ash (Jason Schwartzman) and visiting young nephew Kristopherson (Eric Anderson). But Mr. Fox can’t resist returning to his farm-raiding ways and must […]

Film Review: The Life Aquatic

Directed by Wes Anderson, The Life Aquatic follows the internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew – Team Zissou – set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly non-existent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou’s partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. A young airline co-pilot who […]

Film Review: The Royal Tenenbaums

Directed by Wes Anderson, The Royal Tenenbaums follows an estranged family of former child prodigies – Chas (Ben Stiller), Richie (Luke Wilson), and Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) – who reunite with their parents (Gene Hackman and Anjelica Huston) when one of their members announces that he has a terminal illness.