HOWLING FOR MORE
Some of Wes Anderson’s other films ranked in order of personal preference.
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THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS: 2001
The tale of the overachieving but decidedly dysfunctional New York family is one of the best in the genre, filled with pitch-perfect performances, droll humour and sad touches.
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: 2014
Ralph Fiennes steals the show as the concierge of an elite European hotel in a riproaring, sharp-tongued farce that displays Anderson’s love of detailed production design and quirky characters to full effect.
This coming-of-age tale of the precocious student and depressive father competing for the attentions of a teacher is a dry and funny nod to Catcher in the Rye.
FANTASTIC MR FOX: 2009
Anderson takes the vocal talents of George Clooney and Anjelica Houston and updates Roald Dahl’s classic children’s tale with lovingly rendered stop-motion and slyly memorable characterisation.
MOONRISE KINGDOM: 2012
Two young lovers try to escape the boredom of their New England town, hotly pursued by an oddball boy scout troupe and an uptight social worker — zany and tender.
THE DARJEELING LIMITED: 2007
Three New York brothers journey together on a train across India after their father’s death. Colourful, slightly more downbeat than previous films but still a touching tale.
THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU: 2004
A Jacques Cousteau-like marine explorer must learn to change his ways when he’s reunited with a long-lost son. Featuring the musical talents of Brazilian artist Seu Jorge.
BOTTLE ROCKET: 1996
Anderson’s first film, a low-budget tale of an attempt by three incompetent friends to pull off a robbery, featuring the Wilson brothers Owen and Luke.