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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic becomes more dear and more impressive the more you learn about it —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

Murray lives the Life Aquatic

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Wes Anderson

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

    Fiennes takes care of The Grand Budapest Hotel Review by Robert Denerstein: Wes Anderson checks into a grand hotel

    Review by Marty Mapes: Whrilwind storytelling leaves the emotional core behind

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

    Family frustrates the Fantastic Mr. Fox Review by Robert Denerstein: Children, schmildren; adults will be entertained by this witty and detailed adaptation

  • The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

    Schwartzman, Brody, and Wilson catch The Darjeeling Limited Review by Marty Mapes and Nick Reed: You'd think that the concept would be stale by now, yet it turned out rather fresh

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

    Murray lives the Life Aquatic Review by Marty Mapes: Entertaining enough to earn a recommendation as a light piece of eye candy

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: The Life Aquatic becomes more dear and more impressive the more you learn about it

  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

    Hackmandrives The Royal Tenenbaums Review by Marty Mapes: Wes Anderson tries a little too hard to be offbeat

  • Rushmore (1998)

    Review by Marty Mapes