Wes Anderson

The 2015 Oscar Nominations’ (Few) Good and (Many) Bad Surprises

Oh Oscar, you bastard, why do we let you get under our collective skin, every damn year? Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their nominees — and they were chock-full of surprises, both delightful and infuriating. (Your film editor tries in general, and will particularly try here, to avoid using the word “snub,” with its connotations that anyone is owed anything.) So let’s take a look at the major categories, and where those surprises… Read More

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BAFTA Film Nominations: Wes Anderson, Benedict Cumberbatch in; ‘Selma,’ Timothy Spall out

The nominees for the BAFTAs were announced this morning, and while there are a few surprising inclusions, there are… Read More

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Flavorwire’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: 50 Gifts for 50 Cultural Icons

It’s that time of year again: the season of the holiday gift guide. And in keeping with tradition, if you’re looking for a present for that special cultural icon of yours (or just someone who reminds you of a certain famous face), Flavorwire has you covered. Here are our gift recommendations for some of the year’s biggest names in culture, whether they be naughty, nice, or lurking somewhere in… Read More

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Wes Anderson and Composer/Devo Co-Founder Mark Mothersbaugh Collaborating On…A Theme Park

This might be the strangest news you’ll hear all day: while presumably some not-too-inventive critics have called Wes Anderson movies… Read More

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50 Best Films About Writers, Ranked

Hollywood is famous for its treatment of writers. They are the low man on the totem pole, the person banned from the set, the guy who wrote the Great American novel drinking himself to death in Los Angeles, rewriting dumb scripts. It’s funny, as Hollywood is also obsessed with portraying “writers” on screen. Flavorwire’s definitive, ranked list of the 50 Best Films About Writers of all time features the requisite mix of biopics, book adaptations (what’s up Stephen King and John Irving), foreign films that actually feature female writers, po-mo meta surrealist studies of madness (very frequent), and the works of Woody… Read More

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