11 Jun. 2012

Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson is easily my favourite director. He is quirky, imaginative and funny all while staying totally grounded and emotional. His films always tell of slightly unattainable characters that are strange with each other and their surroundings yet are connectable as they are vulnerable and human. Even though they are out of the ordinary, they still remain natural at the heart of their character. This is part due to the actors, (most of which work regularly with Wes Anderson), the writing and the unique vision of Wes Anderson himself.
Anderson’s style is creative and beautiful to watch.

He has written and directed seven features to date including, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Fantastic Mr. Fox. All of which feature his regular cast member Bill Murray (also starring in Moonrise Kingdom). Murray has had an illustrious career in cinema but has really come in to his own with his work with Jim Jarmusch and especially Anderson.

Other regular cast members include Angelica Houston, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe and Seymour Cassel. Some of which pop up in Moonrise Kingdom, along with new-comer’s such as Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Harvey Keitel and Tilda Swinton.

Moonrise tells the story of a young boy and girl who fall in love and run away together. The locals set out to track down the two youngsters and in doing so end up unearthing secrets and truths about themselves, their families and their fellow town’s people. Set on an Island off the coast of New England in the sixties and in keeping with Anderson’s style it’s sure to be a visual treat as well as an entertaining and engaging hour and a half.

It is screening in the Model Cinema for 2 weeks, starting on the 27th of June through to the 8th of July and I can’t wait to see it!

“Anderson is telling us about his own story by the sounds of it. He is the 12 years old boy, he has just experienced his first love while at Summer camp, and immediately rushed to a camera to tell us, his pen pals, the story”. IMBD

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Cathy Quinlan

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16 Mar. 2012

Young Adult

Young Adult stars Charlize Theron as Mavis Gary, a 37 year old writer for a teen book series and the movie is about her struggle with her so called, glory days.

I think I can safely say that most of us hit a certain age when we say that school was the best time of our lives and I think the reason for this is that we were just discovering who we were and what we wanted to be. We had friends who would stay with us forever and not a care in the world about what adult life would bring to us.

This is a well told story about a woman who lives her life under the impression, that things have not gone right for her as an adult and she can’t enjoy where she is in life because she regards her high school years as her peak.

Directed by Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) and written by Diablo Cody (Juno),
_Young Adult _ is completed by a moving and rounded performance by Charlize Theron. The character is someone who struggles so hard with reliving her romantic vision of her past that she fails to enjoy where she is in the present and that leads to an internal struggle that everyone around her seems to recognise as some sort of severe depression.

Having said that, Young Adult is a mix of a somewhat dark story, laced with extremely funny moments and a character that is very relatable.

Whether we want to admit it or not, I think most of us can identify with that moment when you think, “Everything was so much simpler back then”…

Screening Fri. & Sun, Mar.16, 18 at 6.15pm

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Cathy Quinlan

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