‘The French Dispatch’ is an homage to humanistic journalism

Directed by Wes Anderson (American Empirical Pictures, 2021)

The French Dispatch is a paean to highbrow, narrative journalism. With poetic camerawork, heavy-handed homage, artful visuals, and a hearty dose of Hollywood gimmickry, Wes Anderson’s latest film is a nostalgic send-up of publications like the New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, or the Nation. It is a literary film. Highly stylized, The French Dispatch is an undeniably “Wes Anderson” affair. Visually,…

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