CINEMA: The Magnificent Anderson

THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX (2009, directed by Wes Anderson, 87 minutes, U.S.) BY DAN BUSKIRK FILM CRITIC One hates to agree with such braggadocios bluster but yes, that Mr. Fox is quite fantastic. Director Wes Anderson (known for creating painstakingly mounted neurotic whimsy like The Royal Tenenbaums and The Darjeeling Limited) takes an unexpected artistic left turn into perhaps his most satisfying film to date. One thing even Anderson’s critics concede is that he has a knack for quaintly-detailed set design, so setting him loose in the hand-crafted world of old-fashioned figure animation is truly a match made in Heaven. […]