2012 Retrospective: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ – Wes Anderson’s Return to Form

There are some instances where a filmmaker stumbles on the road. In 2007, The Darjeeling Limited felt like a misfire for the successful indie darling Wes Anderson. A film about three brothers reuniting after the death of their father was well reviewed and featured some good performances. Yet it also raised questions about Anderson's ability to … Continue reading 2012 Retrospective: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ – Wes Anderson’s Return to Form

You Are Who You Choose To Be: ‘Fight Club’ Represents the Best and Worst of 1999

Every so often a film hits the zeitgeist so hard, the zeitgeist can't get back up. Fight Club, directed by David Fincher and based on the book by Chuck Palahniuk, got about as destructive as you can get. The fight-the-system snarkiness with which it approaches the world is both positive and negative. Yet it's a picture of toxic masculinity and … Continue reading You Are Who You Choose To Be: ‘Fight Club’ Represents the Best and Worst of 1999