Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' (Focus Features)

Review: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Paints a Warm, Funny, Enchanting Picture

The new film from Wes Anderson may be his best yet. Continue reading Review: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Paints a Warm, Funny, Enchanting Picture

Advertisements

Review: Get Low

Robert Duvall, Lucas Black and Bill Murray in 'Get Low'
Robert Duvall, Lucas Black and Bill Murray in 'Get Low'

The opening scene in Aaron Schneider’s marvelous, nuanced Get Low (at Angelika Dallas and Cinemark West Plano) introduces a mystery that isn’t solved until the final reel: a house, barely visible in the darkening gloom, begins to burn, and a man escapes from the second floor and runs away.

The film is about much more than that single, haunting image and, truth be told, isn’t really a mystery. We know that it’s somehow connected to ornery outcast Felix Bush (Robert Duvall, in one of the finest performances of his brilliant career). It’s not even particularly surprising to discover that Felix has many layers that must be unraveled.

Continue reading “Review: Get Low”