Criterion Year Week 69: Moonrise Kingdom

The Criterion Collection, the last vestige of truly collectible DVD and Blu-Ray movies in existence. These are well produced, fancy pants editions of important and interesting films for the discerning film lover.

We continue our journey through Jim's collection of movies with...

Moonrise Kingdom

Spine Number: 776

Director:Wes Anderson

Genre: Comedy

 

And once again we return to the well of Wes Anderson for what is, quite possibly, the most Wes Anderson film of his career.

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Wes is one of those directors who has an undeniable style, and every single aspect of that style is on full display in Moonrise Kingdom. This movie dances right up to the edge of being too much several times. It is very nearly too quirky, too clever, too stylized, but it never crosses over. Instead, you get a wonderfully charming, funny, and completely original and entertaining movie that could have only been made by one man. 

 

So, join us as we discuss this fantastic little film, as well as a host of other topics.

 

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Next time...

Spine number 803: The Manchurian Candidate

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