The French Dispatch Review
It's the French Dispatch is Wesley Wales Anderson (even his name is spelled similar to one of the characters he created) with knobs. A billet doux for literature magazines. A disappearing time of travel, journalism, France in general , and French cinema specifically It's designed in a magazine format with an obituary as well as a travel section, and three feature sections — that gives it the look like a portmanteau movie. It's a little less satisfying than many of Anderson's narrative films, but Anderson is at the top of his abilities and a beautifully made film that is full of details, funny inventions -both low and highbrow amazing adventures in imagination, beautifully controlled filmmaking, and a rousing enthusiasm for life.
The magazine that is in question is 'The French Dispat It is which is a satellite publication "of The Liberty and the The Kansas Evening Sun'" (cue miniscule Anderson-style font under in the headline). The opening obituary features Arthur Howitzer Jr (Bill Murray) who was an old-fashioned editor with an "No Crying" sign above the door , and some useful journalistic tips ("Just try to make it sound as if you wrote it in that manner deliberately"). Then we move on to a short piece on travel, as Herbsaint Sazarac (Owen Wilson) rides around his fictional city of Ennui-sur-Blase giving a peek into street corners and the lives of cats as well as split screens offering an unforgettable view of the present and past.
Rare Wes Anderson film that flirts with the real worldby exploring sex, politics and violence.
Then we'll get into the first proper feature. The story is told by Tilda Swinton's art reporter J.K.L. Berensen"The Concrete Masterpiece is a gripping tale of a convicted murderer Moses Rosenthaler (Benicio Del Toro) who employs the prisoner Simone (Lea Seydoux) as a model and muse, who catches the attention of dealer Julien Cadazio (Adrien Brody). It's the second (least satisfactory) film, "Revisions to An Manifesto' blends Godardian radicalism with romantic tuffaut-style when essay writer Lucinda Krementz (Frances McDormand) is involved in a romance with her student Zeffirelli (Timothee Chalamet) in the turbulent months that took place in the month of May. The best of the best to the very end'The Private The Dining Room Of The Police Commissioner The episode features Jeffrey Wright's chef Roebuck Wright showcasing the genius cook Nescaffier (Stephen Park) who is entangled in a kidnap saga that involves the officer's (Mathieu Almaric) son, gangsters, as well as an underworld accountant named The Abacus (Willem Dafoe). It's a bit complicated, but hilarious enjoyable.
The newcomers in the Anderson group (including Del Toro, Chalamet, Wright, Elisabeth Moss -listen to the channel as do the usual Andersons (hello Jason Schwartzman!). All your favorite Anderson elements are available with symmetrical compositions and subtitles, aspect-ratio scheming, enormous crosses-sections (a plane) as well as a pastel palette that is comparable to The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg. However, there are some modifications to the formula as well. It's the French Dispatch is the first Anderson film to include an animated car chase that could have sprung out of into the world of Tintin. It's also an uncommon WA film that strays from the real world, interacting with sex, politics and violence that are often missing from his hermetically sealed worlds. The ending note is wistful and strange and the entire thing is makes for a great read. Join today.