#The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch First Reviews: The Most Wes Anderson Movie Ever, and It's Fantastic

The latest from Wes Anderson is unmistakably his, but it’s also something more. The writer/director’s tenth feature, The French Dispatch, premiered this week at the Cannes Film Festival, and the first reviews dispatched from the French Riviera are celebrating its mix of the familiar and the fresh. If you’re a fan of Anderson’s work, you won’t be disappointed. If you’re not partial to his quirks and constructs, you may still find something to appreciate in this anthology of stories that plays like a cinematic representation of an old issue of a literary magazine.
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‘The French Dispatch’ Review: Wes Anderson’s Dizzyingly Intricate Homage to 20th-Century Newsmen and Women

Journalists are the heroes in “The French Dispatch,” so expect film critics to be a little bit biased in their embrace of Wes Anderson’s latest. It flatters the field, after all, just not in the way that Pulitzer-centric mega-scoop sagas “All the President’s Men” or “Spotlight” may have done before. Anderson is more of a miniaturist, albeit one whose vision grows more expansive — and more impressive — with each successive project.
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Timothée Chalamet gets nude for Frances McDormand in ‘The French Dispatch’

He’s naked — save for a towel wrapped around his head. Following its Monday debut at the Cannes Film Festival, Searchlight Pictures has released a new teaser clip of Wes Anderson’s upcoming movie, “The French Dispatch,” on YouTube. In the demurely explicit scene, a fully clothed Frances McDormand goes to...
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Timothée Chalamet Asks for Help With His Manifesto While in the Bathtub in New 'The French Dispatch' Clip

Fresh off The French Dispatch‘s nine-minute standing ovation at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, Searchlight has shared a new clip from the Wes Anderson film with Timothée Chalamet and Frances McDormand. Entitled “Let’s Start With The Typos,” the one-and-a-half-minute clip features a bathroom interaction between Lucinda Krementz (McDormand) and Zeffirelli...

Owen Wilson on ‘Original and Unique’ ‘French Dispatch,’ Working with Wes Anderson for Three Decades

Owen Wilson is on his seventh collaboration with director Wes Anderson with the upcoming “The French Dispatch,” soon set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival ahead of a long-awaited fall release. But he’s also juggling TV duties in his role as Mobius on Disney+’s Marvel Cinematic Universe series “Loki.” The actor recently spoke to IndieWire about that series, as well as his longtime relationship with Anderson, in the video below.

‘The French Dispatch’ Viewing Guide: 32 Movies That Inspired Wes Anderson’s Latest

Wes Anderson’s long-awaited “The French Dispatch” is finally making its world premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival ahead of a theatrical release on October 22. While there are months to go before the film arrives in the U.S., Anderson fans can start prepping for the anthology film by watching one or all of the 32 films that inspired it. Searchlight Pictures has provided the list, along with the following message: “‘The French Dispatch’ pays homage and owes a debt to a rich, diverse cinematic history. Here are some of the films that provided inspiration to the filmmakers, cast, and crew, in no particular order.”

Wes Anderson Won’t Hold Cannes Press Conference For ‘French Dispatch’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Wes Anderson won’t be taking any questions in Cannes because “The French Dispatch” isn’t getting a press conference. Variety has confirmed with festival sources that the movie’s creative team won’t be made available to the press. The film has been missing from the press screening and conference schedule since Cannes kicked off earlier this week, but many assumed that it would be added later on, closer to its July 12 premiere.

Behind the Scenes: The French Dispatch

Transforming Wes Anderson’s idiosyncratic aesthetic into a visually consistent physical format presented a series of challenges for the film’s production designer and director of photography. The singular visual style of Wes Anderson’s latest feature The French Dispatch looks more than ever like a live action animation. That’s not surprising given...

‘French Dispatch’ Boosted Production in Its French Host City

Dotted by hilltop views and an historic city center, France’s southwestern city of Angoulême had certainly played host to a handful of live-action shoots in recent years. But for the most part, the commune, just under 50,000 strong, had made its name as the country’s cartoonist capital, the place where Gallic scribblers go to burnish their reputation at the Intl. Comics Festival — the second largest in Europe — and maybe stuck around to work at one the three dozen animation or post-productions studios.

Cannes 2021 Has 8 Palme D’Or Entries Shot on Film, Including Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’

The analog comeback continues for cinematography, as this week’s Cannes Film Festival boasts 19 titles shot on Kodak film, with eight competing for the Palme D’Or, highlighted by Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” (Searchlight Pictures). The multi-layered ode to journalism, with an ensemble cast consisting ofTilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Timothee Chalamet, Lea Seydoux, Benicio del Toro, Elisabeth Moss, Owen Wilson, and Frances McDormand, was shot in both 35mm color and black-and-white by go-to cinematographer Robert Yeoman.

‘The French Dispatch’: Frances McDormand, & Timothée Chalamet Discuss The Typos In The Film’s First Clip [Watch]

Well, Wes Anderson‘s “The French Dispatch” has premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and it appears to be a big hit, some saying it’s one of Anderson’s best pictures and even stronger than his celebrated last live-action film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Our critic Jessica Kiang wrote about the film, “’The French Dispatch”… is a work of such unparalleled Andersonian wit, that at times the sheer level of detail – mobile, static, graphic and typographic – that bedecked the screen was enough to make your correspondent’s jaw slacken.”

Thirsting for Owen Wilson

A few weeks ago in one of our group chats, Duana casually dropped into the conversation that Owen Wilson could get it. In that particular group chat, Duana’s the outlier where attraction preference is concerned. Like WAY OUTLIER. The rest of us are all about the pretty boys and beefcakes. Cut to Duana dropping Ray Romano into the thread and five immediate WTFFFFFFFs exploding all over the screen. Owen Wilson, then, was a reasonable Duana entry - quirky and offbeat, I saw that for her. It was just after Loki premiered and I hadn’t started it yet…so I didn’t know.