Though I love movies, I don’t get to watch a lot of them. A lot of this probably has to do with having five boys,
so the movies that I do get time to watch tend to be Pixar or Dreamworks related. But, every once in a while,
Kristi and I get the chance to watch the moviews we actually want to watch. Here are two of my favorite movies
I have been a huge fan of Wes Anderson ever since my good friend Eric introduced me to Bottle Rocket, yes,
even before Rushmore (I used to be cool, I promise). Anderson offers a skewed vision of life’s moments,
big and small. Family, identity, love and the lack thereof. I will be honest and say that I think Anderson is at his
best when he steers away from the pointless crassness and nudity in some of his work. Darjeeling Limited
and Fantastic Mr. Fox are two of my favorite movies of all time.
Anderson’s latest movie, Moonrise Kingdom explores the forbidden love of two 12-year old outcasts.
Anderson seems to become more “himself” with each new release and he seems much more comfortable letting
the story slip in and out of the bounds of reality. I wonder how much of this has to do with his stop-motion work
on Mr. Fox. This all-star cast rises to the occasion and brings Anderson’s heartbreaking and heartwarming story
to (larger than) life.
Earlier this week I wrote about some of my initial thoughts upon watching this fantastic documentary for the
first time, so I won’t go in to more depth here. Let’s just say that this documentary not only led to lots
of memories but also helped me explore the meanings behind them.