January 8, 2005

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Overly long and self-indulgent, the quirks of Wes Anderson have worn me down to the nub. I no longer have any patience for director Wes Anderson's fetish for retro set dressing. We all have a nostalgia for our youths, but Anderson seems to care more about David Bowie songs, Adidas apparel and footwear, and neato pens which write in any one of four colors, than he does about plot, characterization, and drama. (Landmark Embassy Cinema Waltham)