The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch ★★★★½

I've seen most of Anderson's filmography but don't have a firm enough recollection to actually rank them. However, this has got to be near the top if anything just for its visuals alone. The images here are seriously crisp beyond belief, with inordinate density found in backgrounds and beautiful artistry in how it frames the mise-en-scène. There's plenty of uplifting charisma and humor to go around with very little waste to spare, and everyone in the cast pulls their weight handily (there are too many performances to list in terms of the ones I enjoyed). With quirk and spirit dripping through every scene, this truly feels like Anderson's heartwarming style done in the most complete and purest fashion