I recently reviewed the rather excellent Moonrise Kingdom for New Empress Magazine.
There are certain words it’s hard to avoid when reviewing a Wes Anderson movie, such as quirky, eccentric and whimsical. It’s just hard not to use them when he insists on making films that are so gosh darn quirky, eccentric and whimsical. With Moonrise Kingdom though, he may harness his usual bag of tricks and deliver a film in his trademark auteur style, but there’s a tremendous tenderness and sincerity in the film’s narrative that, for me, sets it up there with the very best of his output.
You can read the full review here:
New Empress : Moonrise Kingdom