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  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★

  • The Squid and the Whale

    ★★★★½

  • Eraserhead

    ★★★★

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    ★★½

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  • The Squid and the Whale

    The Squid and the Whale

    ★★★★½

    Unconditionally sympathetic.

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★

    I can’t help but feel that this represents the end of something for Wes Anderson. He has a knack for inverting style and substance that resolutely and playfully obfuscates their boundary without degrading either, like a child discovering what it means to tell the truth only after learning to lie. I’m reminded of Husserl’s claim that “philosophy may be paradoxically, but not unprofoundly, the science of the trivial.” The charming humanism of Anderson’s work resides in the persistent and seemingly disproportionate attitudes of severity that his characters take towards their objects, in spite of the often blatant and relative insignificance of those contents.

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