Wes Anderson

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The 2024 Oscar shorts review – intense drama, enticing animation and essential documentary
While Wes Anderson’s nomination has caused mild controversy there is an enticing and eclectic mix of strong contenders worthy of the win

Peter Bradshaw

07, Mar, 2024 @1:33 PM

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Asteroid City to Official Secrets: the seven best films to watch on TV this week
Wes Anderson goes peak Wes Anderson, while Keira Knightly is on blistering form in a political thriller that might actually make you shout at the TV

Stuart Heritage

16, Feb, 2024 @9:00 AM

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Tin can alley: the return of the Sad Man in Space
With Spaceman, Adam Sandler joins a cohort of weepy astronauts plundering the woes of the male psyche far from Earth. What are all these sad blokes trying to tell us?

Nicholas Barber

22, Jan, 2024 @10:45 AM

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‘You know it when you see it’: Accidentally Wes Anderson exhibition opens in London
New exhibition showcases photographs of real locations inspired by American film director’s whimsical trademark style

Joanne O'Connor

08, Dec, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Is lunch for wimps? In truth, it has never been my favourite meal | Jay Rayner
Who doesn’t love a satisfying, satiating long lunch? It’s a defining mark of a civilised, sophisticated society, right? Our food writer, however, demurs

Jay Rayner

21, Oct, 2023 @1:53 PM

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The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar review – Wes Anderson and Roald Dahl are a perfect fit
Ralph Fiennes and Benedict Cumberbatch star in the director’s lovingly detailed ​short film based on Dahl’s tale of a man who can see through objects

Wendy Ide

01, Oct, 2023 @10:30 AM

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The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar review – Wes Anderson’s star-stuffed Roald Dahl yarn
At just 37 minutes, Ralph Fiennes, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ben Kingsley, Dev Patel and Richard Ayoade never get beyond the two-dimensional

Peter Bradshaw

27, Sep, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Auteurs and workers’ rights spotlit at a less starry Venice film festival
Hollywood strikes have deprived festival of glamour but not debate, while focus switched to varyingly controversial directors

Nadia Khomami in Venice

05, Sep, 2023 @12:36 PM

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The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar review – Wes Anderson’s short and sweet Roald Dahl tale
Anderson’s second Dahl adaptation is a droll 40 minutes of beautifully composed nested stories, with Benedict Cumberbatch as a gambler who learns how to beat the house

Xan Brooks

01, Sep, 2023 @5:07 PM

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Roald Dahl’s works shouldn’t be edited, says Wes Anderson
Director says he feels that when a piece of art is finished, ‘it’s done’, amid row over editing of language

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

01, Sep, 2023 @12:14 PM

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Venice film festival picks starry films despite actors’ strike
Hollywood films vying for Golden Lion include Bradley Cooper’s Maestro and Yorgos Lanthimos’s Poor Things, with non-competition films by Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater

Andrew Pulver

25, Jul, 2023 @2:43 PM

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Asteroid City review – smug Wes Anderson comedy falls to earth
The writer-director’s knowing meta-tale set in a space-obsessed 1950s desert town has a starry cast and meticulous attention to detail, but its studied quirkiness is often more irritating than amusing

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

25, Jun, 2023 @7:00 AM

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