Tag Archives: Wes Anderson

December 20

Sing

It is easy to dismiss a film like Sing if one was to merely judge it by its marketing. By all accounts the popularity of singing competitions has run its course. Sure, shows like The Voice are still on the air, but they lack the national obsession that American Idol first garnered when it began […]

June 12

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s latest film walks a delicate tightrope of emotions. Based on the novel by Jesse Andrew’s, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a film that wants to be both an eccentric comedy that will delight disciples of cinema and a universal coming-of-age tale. Though it wraps itself within the comforting confines of […]

February 03

The Auteurs: Noah Baumbach

One of the new voices to emerge in the mid-1990s, Noah Baumbach is a filmmaker that has a talent for making compelling films about people dealing with changes in their lives. After bursting onto the scene with his first feature film in 1995’s Kicking and Screaming, his career came to a brief halt following back-to-back […]

January 06

The Auteurs: François Truffaut (Part 2)

After a decade that redefined cinema, the French New Wave movement came to an end in 1970. Many of the influential figures in the movement were forging their own identities in the world of cinema. For François Truffaut, the 70’s mark decade where he would make a slew of diverse films. These works didn’t just […]

December 05

Shorts Spotlight: The Door

As we saw last year with Wes Anderson’s short for Prada, Castello Cavalcanti, the union between fashion and short films is getting stronger with each passing year. It makes sense when you think about it. The designers get to subtly flaunt their clothing while the filmmakers get the creative freedom that is not often offered […]

October 06

The Auteurs: Pedro Almodóvar (Part 2)

Today we continue our look at the rich and diverse career of Pedro Almodóvar. You can find the first instalment of our Auteurs piece on the Spanish director here. Having been called everything from an enfant terrible to a male feminist for much of the 1980s and early 1990s, Almodóvar firmly established himself as one […]

April 04

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Inspired by the works of Stefan Zweig, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a story about a concierge at a prestigious Eastern European hotel in 1932 who finds himself accused of murder. Written and directed by Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel is an ambitious film that features many of the traits Anderson has become known […]

March 16

It’s Not You…It’s Me

Please indulge me for a moment as I take a slight detour from the regular film discussion to dive into the realm of music. A few nights ago I had the pleasure of seeing one of my favourite bands, Arcade Fire, in concert. It was not my first experience with the band, in fact I […]

November 16

Shorts Spotlight: Wes Anderson’s “Castello Cavalcanti”

Inspired by the great films I have seen over the past year at the Shorts That Are Not Pants screenings, as well as one of my favourite features on Sound on Sight, I have decided to make a better effort to show short films more love. Since it is often tough for many to see […]