The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch ★★★★½

Wes Anderson at his absolute best for me. 

Rather unexpectedly, I feel like his style here is notably different from his other work. 


It’s as meticulous and detailed as always, but I found myself really enjoying how loose and fluid this was. Everything he does well is here, but there’s also something new here and it’s a lot of fun to see. A dazzling visual display from him and an absolute knockout. 

Each story includes just a hint of something unnecessary about halfway through, losing me for only just a moment, but manages every time to come back around into something truly lovely.