Book trailer for The Wes Anderson Collection, by RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz.
This indie drama about a couple of Brooklyn stoners is less a story than a bunch of ideas or sketches on a theme, but writer-director Shaka King and his cast hold the viewer's attention through a combination of high spirits (pun intended) and phenomenal visual confidence. As a movie, it's iffy, but as a promise of things to come, it's worth seeing.
"Blue Caprice" gives serial killers the Sundance-style artfilm treatment. Directed by Alexandre Moors, it's a muted thriller based loosely on the so-called Beltway snipers, who terrorized the Washington, D.C. area and parts of Virginia for weeks in 2002. This is an intelligent and ambitious feature, but if Netflix had an "overthinking" it section, "Blue Caprice" would definitely qualify.
From the archives: RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz reprints the first-ever profile of Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson, written for Dallas Observer in 1993
A new video essay explores how Terrence Malick's distinctive voice-overs evolved and expanded over time