Tag: Wes Anderson

Are you not entertained? A Book and a Movie

Try this pair for satisfying entertainment.   BOOK  Helene Wecker‘s debut novel is unique. Her protagonists are mythological creatures existing in New York City at the turn of the twentieth century. She weaves the cultural history of Jews (the Golem) and the Arabian Bedouin (the…

Edward Norton

Primal Fear (1996) was one of those thrillers from the decade with shocking plot twists (The Usual Suspects, Sixth Sense, Presumed Innocent, Fight Club, The Crying Game, 12 Monkeys, and Se7en). Edward Norton morphed from Eagle Scout to monster and had me thinking he would…

Wes Anderson the Absurd

The director/writer has a cult following and a hefty percentage of people who just don’t get him. This is indicative of his work, for Anderson’s films are full of contrasts and absurdities. There is an eloquence to his symmetrical staging of nature and characters…