Yesterday my esteemed colleague Tyler Coates ranked the oeuvre of Wes Anderson in descending order of quality. You can read the post here, but the sequence is as follows: Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Bottle Rocket, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Darjeeling Limited. Although he didn’t explicitly state it, he told me IRL that he “would rank Moonrise Kingdom between The Royal Tenenbaums and Fantastic Mr. Fox.” Although I like Mr. Coates as a person and think he does a stellar job as the Senior Editor of BlackBook, I believe his appraisal fails in several important ways. The first is that it is wrong.
Is it cliched to love wes anderson as a director? I’ve liked his work since bottle rocket.