By Michael Farah
Make no mistake, the Fantastic Mr. Fox is a Wes Anderson film. All the Anderson hallmarks are there: quirky characters and set design, the subtle melancholy in tone and, of course, Bill Murray.
But whereas Anderson’s previous flicks sometimes suffer under the weight of too much twee, Fox is a refreshingly tight and (dare I say) charming movie for kids. Like Spike Jonze and his adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are, Anderson seems paradoxically liberated by working on someone else’s story. Continue reading