Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Director/writer Wes Anderson

We went to the movies tonight, to see Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri. Really good movie. Frances McDormand is beyond words.

Among the interminable previews, most of which I'd already seen (I guess I've been going to the movies lately—yay!), there was a new one: Isle of Dogs, an animated film directed by Wes Anderson.

Which reminded me: Wes Anderson! Talk about quirky—and wonderful. I've enjoyed all the Wes Anderson films I've seen. Which amounts to nine, with this new one. I've seen all but one of them (I think: my memory of a few of them is hazy).

This site ranks Anderson's films from "best to worst"—although as they also say, he has never made a bad movie . . . which leads to a lot of impassioned comments and redone best-to-worst lists.

I'd say my favorite Wes Anderson films are Moonrise Kingdom, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and The Fantastic Mr. Fox. But I might just have to watch all of them all over again (plus the one I've missed), and re-rank. Maybe it's an ever-changing ranking, depending on one's mood. Maybe ranking isn't an issue, but simply enjoying. The thing for what it is. Yeah, that.

Here are trailers for his films in chronological order. I might have a new project.

Bottle Rocket (1996)

Rushmore (1998)

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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