Wes Anderson

With the new Blu-ray release of Anderson’s 2012 standout Moonrise Kingdom, The Criterion Collection has now issued all but one of his movies with a deluxe treatment that celebrates that universe.

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Not only do the new 2K restoration of Ace in the Hole and new 4K restored digital transfer of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou look fantastic, but the films themselves seem timeless now.

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In The Grand Budapest Hotel director Wes Anderson seems to fully resolve two warring sides of his creative personality, the need to craft exciting visual moments and the ability to build a cohesive long form narrative.

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Tony Revolori plays the young lobby boy in training in Wes Anderson’s new film The Grand Budapest Hotel. Scene Stealers contributor, Trey Hock was able to catch up with Tony and asked him a few questions about the experience.

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We have advance passes to see Wes Anderson’s new movie THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 PM
at Tivoli Cinemas and we want you to have them!

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Stop-motion animation is a painstakingly long process, one point made perfectly clear by many of the excellent special features on the Criterion Dual Format Blu-ray-DVD combo of Wes Anderson‘s 2009 Roald Dahl adaptation Fantastic Mr. Fox.

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Some honorable mentions that didn’t quite clear the quality bar included Holes, The Indian in the Cupboard, Watership Down, Stuart Little, Where the Red Fern Grows, Little Red Riding Hood, Bridge to Terabithia, Winnie the Pooh (2011), Horton Hears a Who, Coraline, Curious George (2006), How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Charlotte’s Web, and Hook (Peter Pan deserves better).

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If you love Anderson’s previous work, you’ll be very happy with ‘Moonrise Kingdom.’ If you’ve been on the fence about his films since ‘Rushmore,’ then if you can make it through the first half you should be happy with the final half.

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In the case of Rushmore and Moonrise Kingdom, the main characters really are children, yet possess a level of maturity and solemn purpose that largely outdistances their adult counterparts.

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One of the funniest and most original films of the 1990s makes its way to Blu-ray in a new special edition from The Criterion Collection that features enough extras to keep you busy all month.

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Seeing Double is the Scene-Stealers series that celebrates the only thing better than watching one movie—watching two movies. Each week we look for a more perfect cinematic union as we view and discuss a pair of movies chosen either for things they have in common or things they don’t. The films may be old or [...]

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