Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cannes: 'Moonrise Kingdom' Review

I'm not at the Cannes Film Festival, but for Screen International I reviewed this year's kickoff film, Moonrise Kingdom. I'm in sort of a unique position to write about the latest from Wes Anderson. It seems like most people are in one of two camps concerning Anderson's films: Either they've loved everything he's done, or they used to like his stuff but think he's just been repeating himself of late. Well, I'm in a third, less-popular camp: I actually think his movies have improved over time. For my money, The Darjeeling Limited was the best thing he'd done until Fantastic Mr. Fox, which is on its own level of greatness. With that background in mind, here's my Moonrise Kingdom review.