Michel Gondry is nuts. He does whatever he wants, often times with complete disregard to his audience. His second film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (a film which I’m bound to talk about for a few posts), is regarded as one of the best films of the aughts (2000s). Since then Gondry has made five full length movies, that have gotten more of a mixed reception. It’s hard to live up to a modern masterpiece, his fans seemingly want a “return to form”. Gondry has decided against that and is just being himself. Gondry’s up coming film, The We and the I, follows a Bronx bus full of regular riders who are about to embark on new roads in their lives (that sounds cheesier than I meant it too, but I like puns). The film seems to have more in common with with his documentaries than his feature films. The trailer feels organic, but lacks Gondry’s manipulation of mise en scène. It’s as if Gondry is take a step back from his visual style and is focusing on his script. It looks promising. No release date set.
After the spectacular Fantastic Mr. Fox, I expect no less than greatness from Wes Anderson. When I first heard of his next film I only new three things
- It was going to be called Moonrise Kingdom
- The early cast was Bill Murray (of course), Jason Schwartzmn (cool, another regular) Tilda Swinton (cool, someone new), Francis McDormand (woah), Ed Norton (…holy shit), Bruce Willis (what the fuck, this is going to be amazing).
- Synopsis read “A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them.”
I assumed the film was going to feature a world more a kin to The Royal Tenenbaums (another film I can talk about for ages). I expected the young lovers to be in their twenties and the parents just as silly and endearing as those in Tenenbaums, so when I saw the trailer, I was pleasantly surprised. It looks closer to Rushmore or as if it is going to be a live action Fantastic Mr. Fox set in the 60s. I’ll take eight! Limited release May 25.
I love Don Delillo. I love David Cronenberg. You got your chocolate in my peanut butter! You got your peanut butter in my chocolate! It’s Cosmopolis! No release date set.