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New Trailer: The French Dispatch — Official Trailer #1

THE FRENCH DISPATCH DIRECTED BY: WES ANDERSON JULY 24, 2020 Under the new Searchlight Pictures moniker, Wes Anderson is back with his tenth film titled “The French Dispatch.” Not only does he have most of his go-to ensemble cast, including Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, and Adrien Brody, he’s also bringing stars like Elisabeth Moss, Timothée Chalamet, Léa Seydoux, and Benicio del Toro, … Read More New Trailer: The French Dispatch — Official Trailer #1

Honest Trailers: Every Wes Anderson Movie

HONEST TRAILERS: EVERY WES ANDERSON MOVIE Before you see the latest animated feature from your barista’s favorite director, relive his meticulous works from the past that made you kind of happy, kind of sad, and kind of unsure – It’s Every Wes Anderson Movie! Got a tip? Email us ► feedback@screenjunkies.com Follow us on Twitter ► http://twitter.com/screenjunkies Like us on Facebook ► http://www.fb.com/screenjunkies Voiceover … Read More Honest Trailers: Every Wes Anderson Movie

New Trailer: Isle Of Dogs – Official Trailer #1

ISLE OF DOGS Synopsis: In the future, an outbreak of canine flu leads the mayor of a Japanese city to banish all dogs to an island that’s a garbage dump. The outcasts must soon embark on an epic journey when a 12-year-old boy arrives on the island to find his beloved pet. Starring: Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Ken Watanabe, Greta … Read More New Trailer: Isle Of Dogs – Official Trailer #1

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Picture

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is like your favorite rock band. You probably started off going to their shows at intimate venues with hardly any crowds and the next thing you know, they’re selling out the Staples Center and winning Grammys. Everyone is listening to them now and tickets that used to cost $10-$20 are more like $80-$100 or more. That’s what I feel like … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Picture

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Directing

  WES ANDERSON “The Grand Budapest Hotel” No one in Hollywood is embracing their creativity and individuality more so right now than Wes Anderson. And he always has. Look at any of his previous films and you will notice a style of film that no other director is even trying to touch. And with a record setting limited release box office this year and … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Directing

2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Original Score

“MOONSHINE” FROM “THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL” Alexandre Desplat As is the case were Wes Anderson to win Best Directing, if Alexandre Desplat wins Best Original Score, it will be because he is due. Now, whether you agree with the Academy people because they are due and not because of their particular merits on the given nominated film is your own opinion, but Desplat, who … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Original Score

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Original Screenplay

  WES ANDERSON & HUGO GUINNESS “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Another year and another Best Original Screenplay nomination for Wes Anderson, this time for his screenplay, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. Nominated for Best Original Screenplay three times now (previously nominated for “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001) and “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012)), some will argue that this year’s entry is his best film yet. It involves a … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Original Screenplay

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Makeup & Hairstyling

FRANCIS HANNON & MARK COULIER “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Most of the makeup in “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is subtle. Apart from turning Tilda Swinton into an entirely different person, the rest of the makeup just tends to accent certain features of a character, like Agatha’s birthmark or Edward Norton’s mustache. Or the makeup is used to comedic effect, like making Harvey Keitel bald … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Makeup & Hairstyling

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Film Editing

Would “The Grand Budapest Hotel” be as funny if editor Barney Pilling wasn’t willing to hold on certain shots for longer than some normally would? Or as cutting abruptly to a reaction when others might take their time or cut the reaction at a normal pace? For someone that’s never worked with Wes Anderson, Pilling gets it. Take a look at his past editing … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Film Editing

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Costume Design

MILENA CANONERO “The Grand Budapest Hotel” The costumes of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” should be catnip for the Oscar voters this year. Not only is it a period piece set in several different eras, including the 1930s and ’60s, but it also has a fantasy style to it, with rich colors and on-the-nose representations of those eras, as ridiculous as they may be. The … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Costume Design

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Cinematography

  ROBERT YEOMAN “The Grand Budapest Hotel” The magic behind the films of Wes Anderson is how interconnected all the elements are when you really look at them. Of course, any film has interconnected parts. If the visual effects are bad, it makes the cinematography perhaps look less intense. But to make a style all your own, you need everyone on the same team … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Cinematography

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Production Design

“THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL” Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration) “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and Wes Anderson are the definition of Production Design. Every frame of Anderson’s films are like a painting, with rich, extraordinary colors, intricate attention to detail, and a quality so unique it’s impossible not to know you’re watching one of Anderson’s films. Almost all the establishing footage in … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Production Design

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Oscars Watch: 67th Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

You know it is a great year when everything begins to fall into place. The Directors Guild of America announces their nominees and I agree with every single director on the list. Linklater and Inarritu solidify their status as the frontrunners, while Anderson clinches his chance at his first ever Oscar Best Directing nomination. With the momentum behind “The Imitation Game,” it should come … Read More Oscars Watch: 67th Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Online Film Critics Society Awards

This late in the game, you are not making a splash anymore unless you are like the San Diego Film Critics naming “Nightcrawler” the Best Film of the year or the Online Film Critics naming “The Grand Budapest Hotel” the best. Still Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”) gets Best Director and the acting and screenplay awards are exactly the same. But instead of placing “Boyhood” in … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Online Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

There is no denying that “Boyhood” has the edge coming out of the film critics awards. But remember that the film critics are not apart of the Academy. It will all depend on whether the Academy feels like commending Richard Linklater on his 12 year efforts and supporting the independent process. Or whether they will turn to a much more pristine candidate like “Birdman”. … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

Quick Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJUNE 18, 2014 One will often hear that when their favorite artists come to town, everyone wants them to play the hits. Director Wes Anderson is content with playing the hits, delivering yet another truly unique comedy in “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. Like in the world of art and painting, one can tell a Wes Anderson from the … Read More Quick Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [14] Moonrise Kingdom – One Nomination

MOONRISE KINGDOM One of my favorite screenplays of the year, Wes Anderson has a way about writing that brings out the comedic in the most mundane of ways. Set around two runaway children and the search party of family, friends, and khaki scouts, you never quite know where a Wes Anderson comedy is going to take you, but you love the adventure it takes … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [14] Moonrise Kingdom – One Nomination

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One Minute Review: Bottle Rocket (1996)

Bottle Rocket Wes Anderson’s first feature film is nothing short of amazing, developing his pronounced style and quirk almost immediately in his career, directing the Wilson brothers in a dark comedy about heisting and camaraderie. Both brothers show their unique acting styles and bright futures and work with Anderson to produce multiple comedic sequences. The quality of the film does not scream first-time feature, … Read More One Minute Review: Bottle Rocket (1996)

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture Winner: Zero Dark Thirty (runner-up: Looper) Best Achievement in Directing Winner: Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom (runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty) Best Lead Performance by an Actor Winner: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master (runner-ups: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln, & John Hawkes, The Sessions) Best Lead Performance by an Actress Winners: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty  & Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (Tie) Best Supporting … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

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2010 Oscars Challenge: Fantastic Mr. Fox

FANTASTIC MR. FOX Up For: Best Animated Feature Film of the Year Stop motion animation at the medium’s finest. Easily fell in love with this film. Fox brings all the elements of a good film together in one package, leading in great voice actors, great screenplay, and great animation. George Clooney tops off as the voice of Mr. Fox, only leading a cast of … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: Fantastic Mr. Fox