The French Dispatch

It’s a Wes Anderson movie, aye?

I know some people cream themselves over Wes Anderson, but I very much like his movies on a case by case basis. While people laud their iconic look, this is one of them that’s a triumph of style over substance. That’s fine if you like his style, but I find it kinda hollow.

The French Dispatch is an anthology of three short stories bookended by a wrap around tale. They have humour, romance, and action. And a cavalcade of stars that looks like a clown car emptied into rehearsals. Everyone’s very good and it’s all very Wes Anderson.

The only thing I can genuinely recommend it for is a quick flash of Timothee Chalamet in the scud.